Chris Waller believes Multilateral has the ability to win at Group level next preparation following his narrow victory at Flemington on Crown Oaks day.
The win gave Sydney’s leading trainer two wins from as many races with Marmelo taking out the opening event.
Mulitalteral, who started $3.80 favourite with on course bookmakers at Flemington, settled towards the rear of the field under the guidance of Jim Cassidy and surged late, needing the entire length of the straight to reel in Adjuster with Red Inca a close third.
The imported stayer won two Saturday metropolitan races in Sydney before being beaten as a short price favourite last start and Waller feels there could be more this preparation.
“He will win a Listed or a Group 3 race next preparation, I think he will keep progressing,” he said.
“He has now won three Saturday races, last start he had a big weight and there was a track bias at Rosehill, it was very hard to make up ground that day
“I haven’t looked at a calendar but he is a good solid horse and there might be another run in him, either down here or back in Sydney.”
Multilateral was Jim Cassidy’s only ride for the Oaks program.
“He has been well placed and keeps raising the bar, Id’ love to see him get a wet track, I think he will find a couple more lengths with the sting out of the ground,” he said.