Sir John Monash Stakes 2012 Return for Mister Milton

July 13, 2012

Sir John Monash Stakes 2012 Return for Mister Milton

Promising Mornington galloper Mister Milton is getting set for their race return at Caulfield this Saturday in the 2012 Sir John Monash Stakes, the Snippetson colt one of a capacity field of hopefuls engaged in the weight-for-age feature.

To date the Norman Waymouth-trained three-year-old has won just one of their 13 career starts to date when second-up in the summer at Caulfield over 1100-metres.

It wasn’t their single turf success however that connections most celebrated last campaign but Mister Milton’s credible third behind super filly Mosheen in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 3.

Mister Milton failed their distance test next start however when finishing dead last behind Highly Recommended in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m).

A vet check revealed they were suffering from a foot abscess under one of their shoes and after that burst the horse was sent out for a spell.

Now Waymouth is ready to saddle them up again this time in the $100,000 Listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) run at the track and distance off their sole career win.

Drawn in barrier nine with Steven King booked for their first ride on the youngster, Mister Milton is a $31 roughie in the latest Sir John Monash Stakes odds at

Saturday’s run will be the start of a highly ambitious spring campaign, but there is a chance their return good be delayed if Caulfield – currently rated a Slow (7) – moves into the Heavy range.

“I’m doing a weather watch at the moment,” Waymouth said.

“The whole idea is I’ve got a pretty big spring carnival mapped out and I don’t want to gut him first run back.

“But at this stage, if we don’t get any more rain, I’m very happy to go around.”

With a solid first-up record of two seconds from three attempts, Mister Milton is tipped for a positive ride in the Monash Stakes, Waymouth happy with where they’re at.

“He’s come back really well. He seems to have matured a lot within himself,” Waymouth said.

“He’s pretty forward at the moment.

“I shouldn’t be biased but he looks a million dollars. His coat is enormous, he’s well.

“It would shock me if he didn’t run a forward race.”

Following Saturday Mister Milton’s second-up run is currently scheduled as the $150,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) back at Caulfield on July 27, after which things are open.

“There are four or five races but a lot will depend on his next two or three runs,” Waymouth said.

“Last time in I was chasing all the time to get a run but now he’s won enough stakes money that I don’t have to do that.

“He’s shown me what he’s got and what he’s capable of doing.

“With natural improvement and once he’s a hundred per cent fit and geared up, the sky’s the limit.”

Sir John Monash Stakes betting markets are led by another three-year-old, Peter Moody’s Anabaa filly Le Societe ($5) who vies for her fourth win from five starts.

Other notable chances include the Mick Price-trained duo of Tariana and Night War, the widely drawn Zamorar and former Oakleigh Plate champ Eagle Falls.

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