Racing: Big day for Waller

Royal Descent worked her way into the race from the middle stages. Photo / Getty Images
Royal Descent worked her way into the race from the middle stages. Photo / Getty Images

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller, formerly from Foxton, has claimed his third Doncaster Mile with Sacred Falls beating glamour colt Pierro in the $2 million race at Randwick yesterday.

In an all three-year-old finish, Sacred Falls drove through on the inside section of the track to overhaul the favourite with the filly Norzita taking third.

Sacred Falls' victory sealed a red-letter day for Waller, who also trained Royal Descent to win the Australian Oaks in one of the easiest victories seen in the glamour race.

"We made a decision at basically one o'clock that we were going run," winning trainer Chris Waller said.

On a rain-soaked track, Royal Descent worked her way into the race from the middle stages before joining the leaders with an inside run on the home turn.

Nothing could go with her as jockey Nash Rawiller set sail for the finish and Royal Descent increased her margin on the field with every stride.

"She's gone beyond all expectations with what she did," Rawiller said.

"I had a peak at the 250 (metres) but she was home."

In a quinella finish for multi-millionaire friends, the Gerry Harvey-owned Royal Descent beat John Singleton's Dear Demi.

Victorian filly Gondokoro came from last to fill the minor placing.

New Zealand filly Habibi was a brave fourth.

-AAP

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