Waller hoping for better barrier for All Our Roads in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller is hoping for a change of luck for All Our Roads at today’s barrier draw for the Group 1 $1m Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Michael Walker, above, rides All Our Roads in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Michael Walker, above, rides All Our Roads in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

All Our Roads did it tough last start from barrier fourteen when ninth, only two and a half lengths behind the winner, Great Shot in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 25.

“If he can get a better draw I’m sure he will go well,” Waller told AAP.

Michael Walker takes over from Craig Williams on All Our Roads who has had four starts for the Waller stable after having done his early racing in New Zealand.

All Our Roads’ other run at Group 1 level for Waller saw the six year old set the pace from the inside barrier before finishing fourth to stablemate Shillelagh in Group 1 $1m Kennedy Mile (1600m) at Flemington on November 4, the first day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Waller will also saddle up the consistent Tom Melbourne and English import Life Less Ordinary in the fifteen horse Kingston Town Classic field.

Tom Melbourne has been placed six times from seven starts for Waller and will be ridden again by Damian Oliver who was aboard last start for a third to Great Shot in the Railway Stakes.

Hong Kong based Douglas Whyte is booked to ride Life Less Ordinary who is coming off a last start second to Odeon in the Listed $150,000 James Boag’s Premium Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.

Tom Melbourne is on the fourth line of betting at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au for the Kingston Town Classic behind the Darren Weir trained Black Heart Bart who heads the market order at $3.50 while Life Less Ordinary is marked at $11 and All Our Roads is listed as a $17 chance.

For all the latest and the best odds for the Kingston Town Classic go to Ladbrokes.com.au.

Early betting for the 2017 Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.50 Black Heart Bart, $4.80 It’s Somewhat, $5.50 Perfect Jewel, $8.50 Tom Melbourne, $11 Achernar’s Star, Life Less Ordinary, $17 All Our Roads, $21 Material Man, Great Shot, $26 Pounamu, $34 Money Maher, $41 Royal Star, $51 Silverstream, Gatting, $101 Cosmic Storm.

Final field for the 2017 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 1x75x32352 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59kg
2 3x1119x033 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 59kg
3 2186×52321 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 59kg
4 05×2222623 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 59kg
5 11x4963x16 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 59kg
6 x31114x145 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Mitchell Pateman 59kg
7 26216×3549 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 59kg
8 x122x25392 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 59kg
9 82413×6517 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Lee Newman 58.5kg
10 90122×2110 SILVERSTREAM Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 57kg
11 3x1511x460 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 57kg
12 11612×1522 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 56.5kg
13 1x122x7122 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 52kg
14 x223x11617 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 52kg
15 1×1141 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 50kg

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