Kelinni Waller’s Best 2013 The BMW Stakes Chance?

April 5, 2013

Kelinni Waller’s Best 2013 The BMW Stakes Chance?

This Golden Slipper Day Sydney’s premier horseman Chris Waller will saddle-up three chances in The BMW 2013 and while the best fancied is Ranvet Stakes winner Foreteller, the trainer also believes double-figure chance Kelinni has improvement in them.


Genuine stayer Kelinni is in with a chance in The BMW 2013 this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Current markets for the $2.25 million Group 1 The BMW (2400m) are led by Anthony Cummings’ three-year-old Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar ($3.20) who has come devastatingly close to another Group 1 win at their two most recent runs.

Last time out the Hotel Grand gelding was just beaten by the Waller-trained Foreteller in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) who is at $6.50 on the second line of The BMW betting to score successive elite levels this weekend.

Foreteller sees the 2400m for the first time here and Waller believes the engagement of veteran jockey Jim Cassidy, aboard for the Ranvet, will really help.

“He’s got a really good finishing burst. We’ve just got to make sure we’re keeping in contact so we’re not chasing too far from home,” Waller said.

“I think that’s the key to him.

“If Jimmy can have him travelling at the 400 metre mark I think the 2400 metres won’t be a problem and he’ll be very hard to beat.”

Waller is also represented by $26 chance Gatewood and then the rails-drawn Kelinni who pays $10 as the best of the rest after the four single-figure fancies.

Set to be ridden by top Sydney hoop Nash Rawiller, Refuse To bend five-year-old Kelinni was last seen running sixth in the Ranvet when they had the same barrier and jockey as they do for The BMW.

A genuine stayer they are sure to appreciate the extra 400m this start.

They have a great record over the distance having won the Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap over this track and distance in the spring defeating Julienas who after back-to-back stakes wins of late has been installed as the early favourite to win the 2013 Sydney Cup at the end of the month.

Kelinni also finished second to Glencadam Gold in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick in October before winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington ahead of their brave Melbourne Cup fourth over the two miles.

Those performances however were all under handicap conditions and the real test will be proving themselves at weight-for-age.

“Saturday will tell us a lot. I was planning on running him in this race and then putting him away,” Waller said.

“But if he doesn’t run well we can press on to the Sydney Cup because we know he stays the distance and he handles handicap conditions.”

The $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) runs at Randwick on April 27 and is also on the agenda for other The BMW runners including Maluckyday and Sangster.

But Waller is hoping that Saturday is their grand final and they put in a lovely run.

“Kelinni can turn the tables. He can really improve,” Waller said.

“The distance is right, he’s just been one run behind all preparation but he’s finally fit.”

Get behind Waller’s The BMW contingent this Saturday at the best prices online at where you will also have your first deposit matched as a bonus bet valued up to $400 when you quote the code BONUSBET!

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