Mile specialist Mister Sea Wolf has firmed in the betting for the George Main Stakes after scoring his fifth won over 1600m in the Group 2 $250,000 Heineken Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick today.
Mister Sea Wolf was one of nine runners trainer Chris Waller saddled up in the Chelmsford Stakes and the punters sent him out as the $5 equal favourite along with fifth placed Angel Of Truth.
The powerful Waller stable provided the trifecta for the Chelmsford Stakes with Yulong Prince ($21) running second just ahead of his stablemate Finch ($9).
Before the Chelmsford Stakes field jumped, Mister Sea Wolf was marked at $17 at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $500,000 George Main Stakes at Randwick on September 19, but the nine year old English import is now marked at $8 for the 1600m Group 1.
Winning jockey Nash Rawiller parked Mister Sea Wolf behind the leader Wu Gok and then gave the veteran a clear run to the line.
Mister Sea Wolf’s legs were getting tired close to the line but he still had enough gas in the tank to hold on for a long head win.
“He was presented here today in beautiful order and the mile was always going to suit him. I was getting into a bit of a fight with him early to get into a rhythm and when I saw Adam coming across at a genuine tempo I thought well at least I’ve got a backside to follow,” Rawiller said.
“He switched off quite well in the run and gave a terrific kick and was going to be very tough to run down.”