NOT A Single Doubt three-year-old Don't Waiver has underlined his ability by winning at 1000 metres and a mile in the same preparation.
He showed the step up to 1600m suited, winning at Eagle Farm on Saturday, August 17.
It was his first run of the new racing season but his third run this preparation, having won a Sunshine Coast 2YO Maiden (1000m) when resuming before being beaten as favourite over 1400m at the same track last start.
"He's always shown ability,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"The 1000 metres didn't really suit first up but he got the job done on a heavy track and I was then surprised he got beaten at his next run,'' he said.
"But he's bounced back in the best possible way with his first metropolitan win. I think he's got the potential to be a very good horse."
Ridden by jockey Robbie Fradd, Don't Waiver ($5.50) got up on the inside to win in a driving finish.
Fradd revealed post-race that the win was even better than it looked, with Don't Waiver having to dig in after wanting to shy away from the winning post.
He said the horse had been travelling strongly before that and was set to stroll in for a comfortable win.
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