Good Project cleared to run in Kingston Town Classic

By: Mark Mazzaglia
November 28th, 2016

Good Project will be one of three Chris Waller runners in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday after passing a fitness test over the weekend.

Good Project, above in yellow and red colours, has been cleared to run in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Good Project, above in yellow and red colours, has been cleared to run in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Good Project pulled up lame after a gallop at Ascot last Wednesday but responded to treatment quickly to please the stable in a solid hit out on Saturday morning and will join stablemates Mackintosh and Vanbrugh in the last Group 1 for 2016.

“He galloped well on Saturday morning,” Waller’s racing manager Charlie Duckworth told the West Australian.

“There are no problems with him, so he’s all set to go.”

Good Project finished a gallant second to Scales Of Justice in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 19 when he was trying to defend his title after scoring a dominant win last year.

“His run (in the Railway) was super and it hopefully enhanced his value (as a stallion prospect),” Duckworth said.

As well as being happy with the condition of Good Project, Duckworth said that Mackintosh and Vanbrugh will also be turned out in fine order.

“The other two are ticking along nicely and are ready to go on Saturday,” Duckworth said.

Hugh Bowman will again be on Good Project in the Kingston Town Classic while Damien Oliver has retained the mount on Mackintosh after the pair finished fourth in the Railway Stakes.

Ben Melham has been booked to ride Vanbrugh after partnering him in his last two Spring Carnival outings for a win in the Group 3 $150,000 Priceline Pharmacy Coogny Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on October 15 followed by a sixth to Awesome Rock in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 5, the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Early market order for the Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.60 Perfect Reflection, $5.50 Scales Of Justice, $6.50 Kawi, $8 Tradesman, $9 Mackintosh, $11 Good Project, $13 Vanbrugh, $15 Stratum Star,  $21 Chocolate Holic, Disposition, He Or She, $26 Heart Starter, Neverland, Respondent, $31 Bass Strait, Boom Time, Pilote D’Essai, $41 or more the rest.

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