Trainer Chris Waller has revealed that talented colt Law will be settled towards the tail of the field when he returns to racing in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Law will be having his first start for the Waller stable, after being transferred from the care of Gai Waterhouse at the end of his juvenile campaign and Waller told AAP that he has been focused on trying to get the Denman colt to settle in his races in order to be able to run out a strong 1400 metres for races like the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on September 13.
“We have given him three trials to try to teach him to settle,” Waller said.
“He came to us in great order, but I wasn’t happy with his second trial when he over-raced badly.
“I really want to see him finishing off his races.
“We ask a lot of these horses.
“We want them to win as two-year-olds and then they have to come back at three and to reach a race like the Golden Rose they have to be able to finish off a strong 1400 metres.”
Law made his racing debut with a win in the Listed New South Wales Thoroughbred Breeders Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick on October 5 last year and he was immediately sent to the spelling paddock to begin preparations for the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
The talented colt resumed with a dominant win in the Adaptra Handicap (1000m) at Royal Randwick on February 8, despite over racing throughout, before he suffered the first defeat of his career when he finished fourth behind Mossfun in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 1.
Law went into the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on April 5 at the long odds of $80 and was never able to get into the race before he tired badly in the final stages to finish at the tail of the field.
Waller is chasing his second win in the San Domenico Stakes after he won the 2009 edition of the race with talented sprinter Shellscrape.
Law is currently available at a quote of $51 in the 2014 Golden Rose Stakes betting market with Ladbrokes Australia.