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Bascule continues strong start to his career

Bascule is building a case to be considered a spring carnival contender after recording two metropolitan wins from his first three career starts.

The Chris Waller trained three-year-old was not disgraced on debut to subsequent stakes placed Panzer Division at Kembla Grange and has since been dominant winning at both Warwick Farm and Randwick.

His latest victory was a fighting effort over 1400m and a triumph that suggests the Thorn Park colt will continue to improve as he rises in distance.

Bascule was strongly supported by punters at Randwick, starting $2.45 and defeating Shaftesbury by three-quarters of a length with Balloons a further five lengths away in third.

“He’s quite an unassuming little horse and I was just saying to the owners prior to the race, he’s rather unfurnished but certainly has ability,” Waller said.

“Once he does strengthen up and thicken up, he will be a very handy horse.

“I thought it was quite a smart ride early, Hughie (Bowman) had a look, made sure there was enough speed and then he just eased straight back in behind them.

“By that stage it created a little bit of tempo and gave us a perfect trailing position.”

Bascule, purchased by Guy Mulcaster Bloodstock for $160,000 at the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Yearling Sale, is nominated for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and newly created Caulfield Classic (2000m), which is now worth $750,000.