Normie aiming high with Milton

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.

4 – 2:50PM John Moule Handicap (1100 METRES)
Of $70,000.1st $42,700, 2nd $12,600, 3rd $6,300, 4th $3,150, 5th $1,750, 6th $700, 7th $700, 8th $700, 9th $700, 10th $700
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices can claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $7,000 and a SUPER VOBIS Owners Bonus of $23,000 for qualified horses.Track Condition: Good 3 Time: 1:03.66 Last 600m: 0:34.35 INTERIM RESULTS
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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
5 BARBADOS Peter Snowden scr 0

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