Magorrian helps Waller to Coast trifecta

Chris Waller
Chris Waller

Sydney apprentice Lee Magorrian rode his first Queensland winner and helped his master Chris Waller train a trifecta in the McCain Foods Cup (2200m).

Magorrian’s mount Exoteric ($7.50) was far too strong for his stablemates Xebec ($3.50) and Irish Optimism($7).

Irish-born Magorrian did most of his early riding in New Zealand before joining Waller last year.

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He spent the week at Waller’s Gold Coast stables to help with trackwork and will return to ride in NSW midweek.

Waller’s Queensland manager Paul Shailer said the addition of a Norton bit to Exoteric’s race day gear had helped the gelding.

“He has not wanted to go to the line in a couple of wins and even though he did that again a bit on the home turn he was a lot truer today,” Shailer said.