God’s Own gelding Disciple completed a career-best training performance by Chris Waller at Rosehill on Saturday.
(4g God's Own - Myrrh by Nassipour) was giving the leaders a dozen
lengths at the top of the straight but picked them up with a paralysing
finish in the Blackwoods Hcp (1200m).
“He’s turned the corner
this time in,” Waller said after the first-up victory. “He was caught
three wide and had to sustain a long run to get there. The leader (Big
Bonanza) kept kicking but my bloke really dug deep.”
Waller’s fifth winner on the Rosehill card and he also added the G3
Rough Habit Plate at Eagle Farm with Hawkspur. The Kiwi ex-pat has now
trained the winners of 137˝ races in Sydney this season and is assured
of overtaking Tommy Smith and Gai Waterhouse who hold the record with
Disciple is by God’s Own who has just transferred to
Greta West Stud in Victoria. The record-breaking Rosehill winner is
from Myrrh (NZ) and was a $100,000 buy for part-owner Colm Santry at the
2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Waller had trained Disciple’s older half-brother Triple Honour to a G1 victory in the 2008 AJC Doncaster Handicap.
Own is a 10 year-old son of Redoute’s Choice and he will stand at Greta
West by arrangement with Eliza Park and Yallambee Stud.