Co-trainer David Hayes and the Lindsay Park stabled kicked off Ladbrokes Guineas Day in fine style taking out the first with gutsy debut winner Wait For No One in the Inglis Debutant Stakes 2016.
The nicely bred Lonhro colt came off back-to-back September trial wins and franked that form first-up breaking his maiden status in the $120,000 Listed Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) from the inside alley.
He was quick out of barrier one and jockey Stephen Baster took him straight to the front running slick time in the two-years-old sprint.
Up front Wait For No One did all the work calling the show, while All Eez trailed close-up in second ahead of the Clinton McDonald-trained local Snitzel filly Spoils who got the lovely trail in third.
Tony McEvoy’s Master Of Design filly Miss Wahoo also settled well fourth on the inside of Lindsay Park’s other runner Feng Chu.
Baster tried to keep the favourite tight around the turn, but the still-green Wait For No One wandered as they cornered.
He hit the straight still leading, but coming quickly and starting to lift was Spoils with Corey Brown aboard.
Those two raced off from the pack and hit the line together in a photo finish.
In a gutsy effort despite looking to tire over the closing stages, Wait For No One ($4.20) on the inside held off the late lunging filly Spoils ($8) to post his first career win.
Those two really came away from the rest of the field, but finishing off the Inglis Debutant Stakes trifecta one and three-quarters back for third was Miss Wahoo ($5).
Spoils got the run of the race just off the speed and would have won in one more stride, while Miss Wahoo saved the ground and held on for her placing.
Adding merit to the winner was the fact the other on speed runner dropped out of contention.
“He’s a nice little two-year-old,” winning hoop Baster said post-race.
“We got pressured a bit early.
“All the credit to him for hanging on.”
Hayes was also impressed with the brave finish from Wait For No One who is locally bred by the stable.
“It’s nice to have a home-bred winner,” Hayes, who trains in partnership with his son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig, said.
“The horse that nearly beat him had the dream run. We did all the work up front so I think there’s quite a bit of merit to the win.
“If he was a weaker horse he would have got beaten.
“He’s a pretty good colt this one.”
Wait For No One could now be sent back to the paddock to mature ahead of an autumn return or progress onto something like the $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) on Cox Plate Day in a fortnight.
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2016 Inglis Debutant Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Caulfield Race 1 – 08/10/2016
|1||9||WAIT FOR NO ONE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||–||1||57kg||$4F|
|2||11||SPOILS||Clinton McDonald||Corey Brown||0.1L||5||55kg||$7.50|
|3||10||MISS WAHOO||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||1.85L||2||55kg||$5.50|
|4||5||FENG CHU||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||1.95L||3||57kg||$9|
|5||8||SUNQUEST||Steve Richards||Hugh Bowman||5.45L||8||57kg||$31|
|6||4||COLUMBIA||Ciaron Maher||Nicholas Hall||5.85L||4||57kg||$17|
|7||3||BANTER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Daniel Moor||6.6L||7||57kg||$7|
|8||2||ALL EEZ||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||7.35L||9||57kg||$12|
|9||7||PLATINUM||John O’Shea||James McDonald||8.35L||6||57kg||$7|
|–||1||DOUBLE JEOPARDY||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||JUKEBOX||Ciaron Maher||Craig Williams||–||0||–||–|