Wait For No One has stamped himself as a colt to follow with a classy performance to win the Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon.
Wait For No One trialled well in the lead-up to his competitive debut this afternoon, and the colt did his chances of success no harm whatsoever when jumping well and immediately taking up the pace in the Inglis Debutant Stakes, alongside All Eez.
Ensuring plenty of tempo would be injected into the race from the outset, jockey Stephen Baster allowed Wait For No One plenty of time to balance before he asked for an extra effort, but the two-year-old responded with 300 metres to run; sustaining to the line to beat Spoils by the bob of a head.
Baster’s ride was arguably the difference in success this afternoon, but the hoop is confident that Wait For No One is on track for a glittering racing career.
“He’s a nice little two-year-old,” Baster said.
“He got pressured early and on the turn he did a bit wrong, he wanted to lay out.
“Full credit, I think he’ll improve from the run.”
Trainer David Hayes was impressed with the class shown by Wait For No One on debut this afternoon and echoed Baster’s sentiment’s regarding the horse’s potential.
“He’s a home-bred horse and it’s nice to have a home-bred win,” Hayes said after the Inglis Debutant Stakes.
“The horse that nearly beat him had the dream run and we did all the work out in front, so I think there was quite a bit of merit to the win.
“I liked that he showed nice fight; if he was a weak horse he would have been beaten. He’s a pretty good colt, this one.”
A return to the paddock is the likeliest scenario for Wait For No One following his Inglis Debutant Stakes triumph this afternoon, with a view towards major 2017 Autumn Carnival two-year-old targets.