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Kermadec wins Doncaster Mile

Chris Waller continued his success in Sydney’s historic Doncaster Mile with three-year-old Kermadec justifying his inclusion in the field with a dominant victory.

The lightly raced son of Teofilo only gained a start in the $3 million race in the final minute before scratching deadline before becoming Waller’s fifth Doncaster Mile winner.

Luckless in his past two runs at Group 1 level, Kermadec was afforded a lovely ride by big race ace Glen Boss and powered to the line to defeat Japanese galloper Real Impact with Royal Descent finishing third.

It was a dominant displays from the inexperienced galloper, surging late with only 50kg to win by a widening length and three quarters at Royal Randwick.

“I was given the opportunity to ride a beautiful colt. From the time I got on his back in the enclosure. I felt very confident. He just came out here with a bit of a swagger about him,” Boss said.

“He just oozes sexy class this horse, it’s amazing that he doesn’t have a better record than he has because he just gave me an amazing feel there when he let go.

“For a colt he is very brave, I was galloping where there was no room, we were pushing through gaps. He was brave enough to do it for me.

“That was a soft victory. He’s a very very good colt.”

Chris Waller won his first Doncaster Mile with Triple Honour back in 2008 and has now recorded three straight wins, thanks to Sacred Falls (2013 and 2014) and Kermadec.

Kermadec’s victory is also the third Doncaster Mile success for Mulcaster Bloodstock, having also purchased Sacred Falls as a yearling.

Mulcaster Bloodstock purchased Kermadec at the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale for NZ$260,000.