From breaking his maiden status to Group 1 glory, that is the talk from former jockey cum trainer Norman Waymouth about Saturday’s John Moule Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield winner Mister Milton.
Waymouth declared he was “going big time” with the son of Snippetson after he burst between runners to land his first win in nine race starts.
“I’ve always had a massive opinion of this horse,” Waymouth said.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the horse.
“I have put him in the best company.
“Unfortunately he has been in the wrong spot at the wrong time in some of his races.”
Waymouth has mapped out the Listed $100,000 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on January 26 with the ultimate target being the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 3.
“I am going big time,” Waymouth said.
“I am aiming for the Australian Guineas eventually.
Anything Mister Milton earns is an added bonus for Waymouth who bought him from his breeder, Caulfield trainer Rick Hore-Lacy, for just $7500.
The three-year-old chestnut colt has won over $88,000 in prizemoney.
Today Mister Milton settled third behind Song Of The Bell and Rescue Mission.
Jockey Ben Melham patiently waited for a split that eventually arrived to score by a length and winning at $6.50.
Melham was more reserved about Mister Milton potential.
“He has run in some pretty handy races and now he has won a race and got some confidence under his belt, he will improve,” Melham said.
|1||9||MISTER MILTON||Norman Waymouth||Ben Melham||1||54kg||$6.50|
|2||8||SONG OF THE BELL||Patrick Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||1L||3||54kg||$5|
|3||1||RESCUE MISSION (NZ)||Anthony Freedman||Jake Duffy (a3)||1.1L||6||60kg (cd 57kg)||$3.70F|
|4||4||SWEET MUSIC||Andrew Noblet||Danny Nikolic||4.35L||8||56kg||$6|
|5||2||ROCKSHAFT||Robert Smerdon||Jordan Mallyon (a2)||4.55L||4||56.5kg (cd 54.5kg)||$31|
|6||3||STRATUMSPHERE||Tony Noonan||Jarrod Fry (a2)||4.75L||2||56kg (cd 54kg)||$20|
|7||6||DONTMENTIONTHEWAR||David Hayes||Dwayne Dunn||6.25L||5||55kg||$5.50|
|8||10||GONNA BE A ROKSTAR||Mark Kavanagh||Stephen Baster||7.25L||7||54kg||$13|
|11||TOUGH LOVE||Ross McDonald||scr||0|
|7||EMPRESS CLEO||Mick Price||scr||0|