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Good Project wins Group 1 in the west

Chris Waller recorded his tenth Group 1 win of the season when Good Project led throughout to take out the Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot.

Sydney’s leading trainer has enjoyed a remarkable start to 2015/2016 and the son of Not A Single Doubt is his ninth individual runner to taste success at the highest level.

“He has been a horse that got up in the ratings as a three-year-old very quick but was always a tough horse,” Waller said.

“He was competing in Sydney every week and I think sometimes we underestimate how strong that form is. He got a great ride from Craig [Williams] and he always had a win like that in him and my team have done a great job to him there.”

Good Project, racing in stakes company for only the third time of his career, controlled the tempo of the race and kicked strongly with only 53kg on his back to defeat Messene and Balmont Girl in the $1 million feature.

“If I was going to be super critical I probably went a bit too easy on him,” Craig Williams said.

“He did a great job because I went for him at 400m in a group 1 and he sprinted, and then just held it and was still strong on the line.

“He is a lovely type but when I got on him the strapper said to me he feels like he is in holiday mode, so I gave him a good rev up on the way to the gates and from then on he was switched on and ready to go.

Mulcaster Bloodstock purchased Good Project for $300,000 from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale in 2013 for Mr CC Lai, a significant supporter of Chris Waller Racing.