The always promising Kaonic returned to racing in impressive fashion with victory at Randwick on Saturday, fresh up over 1400m.
A horse that always showed potential, the son of Savabeel was coming off two unplaced runs at Group 1 level at his last two starts, including finishing just three lengths from Kementari in the Randwick Guineas.
Trainer Chris Waller thought that last preparation “might have all come too quickly” for the colt but showed with this win that he has the ability to go onto better things.
“Go back to a horse like Boban who won a similar race to this and went on and won five in a row including an Epsom and an Emirates,” said Waller.
“I’ll look to go on a similar path with Kaonic and we’ll see how far he gets.”
The win of Kaonic was aided by a brilliant ride by kiwi apprentice Sam Weatherley who found a needle-eye gap along the rails for the Kaonic to burst through.
It was Kaonic’s eighth start for his third victory and taking his earnings past A$150,000.
The son of Waikato Stud’s champion sire Savabeel was purchased for his owners Neville Morgan and Dave Devine from Blandford Lodge at the Karaka Premier Sale.