Endless Drama finally broke though for a maiden race win in Australia with a professional performance in the 2018 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon to deliver trainer Chris Waller another win in the Group 2 event.
The Apollo Stakes was always a very interesting betting race and that turned into an excellent contest on the track, which could prove to be a strong form reference for the rest of the 2018 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Global Glamour was ridden aggressively in the early stages of the Apollo Stakes and took on Addictive Nature for the lead, which ensured that they went very quickly in the early stages of the race.
The tough mare gave a kick when she was asked for an extra effort at the top of the straight and she looked as though she could hold-on for another feature race win, but Endless Drama received a much easier run in transit and he hit the front at the right time to secure the Apollo Stakes.
Endless Drama was touted as a leading Doncaster Mile contender when he finished third behind Winx and Hartnell in the Apollo Stakes last year, but he finished at the tail of the field in the Group 1 event and he missed the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.
He put the writing on the wall for a maiden win in Australia when he finished third in the Carrington Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on January 27 and he was well-supported in the lead-up to the Apollo Stakes.
Trainer Chris Waller has plenty of options for Endless Drama during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and he has been included in the nominations for both the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).
Comin’ Through and Prized Icon both hit the line strongly in the final stages of the Apollo Stakes and both horses look set for a big Autumn campaign.