Smart young galloper Where’s Wally made it two wins from two starts after a keen duel with Nightwatchman in the James Boag Premium Plate (1400m).
Form rider Jarrad Noske had the chestnut in fifth position and when he went chasing Nightwatchman, (Sarah Bonner), after that galloper worked to the front in the home straight, there was was an air of inevitability about the ultimate result.
However, after he forged to a narrow lead the second horse refused to lie down and an interesting duel between Noske and Bonner developed, with the former jockey riding hands and heel to the line while the apprentice was using her whip.
Where’s Wally’s winning margin was a head and followed his maiden victory at Pinjarra,on August 18, which had been even narrower.
Both Noske, and trainerTed Martinovich, consider Where’s Wally has a bright future.
Noske said his charge had rolled in during the concluding stages and also tended to switch off after taking the lead. “He is shaping as a 1600m horse in the future.”
Martinovich mentioned the three year old needed to be handled with kid gloves.
”He is a horse that you pat rather than yell at. He has a bit to learn but when he puts his mind on his job he will be a good horse. I will put him away for now because i think he is a Guineas type.”