Waller pair quinella Group 2 Callander-Presnell

Chrysaor got the bob in to claim the Group 2 Callander-Presnall at Randwick. Photo: RacingNSW

Tyler Schiller and Chris Waller have combined in the penultimate race at Randwick, taking out the Group 2 Callander-Presnell (1600m) as Chrysaor ($21.00) caused a minor upset.

It comes as some surprise, with the three-year-old colt running last and second-last respectively in his two runs upon resumption.

It was a barnstorming effort on Saturday as the son of Better Than Ready played the stalking roll from barrier four, allowing the speed to go on, with Flying Trapeze ($26.00) and Zondee ($41.00) going at a genuine clip.

It left the well-supported favourite Artic Glamour ($1.60) with nowhere to go; however, even when clear was a shade disappointing to the line.

Snowman ($7.50) and Chrysaor stormed past the leading pair and sat down to fight it out, with the latter getting the better on the wire, while Ducasse ($11.00) closed off nicely in the trifecta spot.

2023 Group 2 Callander-Presnall Replay – Chrysaor | T: Chris Waller | J: Tyler Schiller


Part owner and syndicator Denise Martin was on course to praise her colt and put it down to some tinkering with the gear to keep Chrysaor more focused.

“I can’t believe it happened,” said Martin.

“Amazing, perfect ride. When he trialled the other day without blinkers he was a different horse, lovely relaxed colt. It was a really lovely ride so some days are diamonds.

“He was quite a handful so the gear changes the other day before he barrier trialled I think helped him a lot. Clear air, lovely big long striding colt and we got the result.”

Tyler Schiller put the success down to the barrier draw, allowing his mount to settle in the run.

“Sometimes the good draws can be bad and bad draws good, but when you get on the right horses it always makes a difference,” said Schiller.

“They assured me he was going well at home, even though his first two runs weren’t up to par. He got the great run today, was nearly a little bit unlucky at the top of the straight, but he was strong late.”

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