Two weeks after the retirement of Winx and The Autumn Sun trainer Chris Waller might have unveiled his latest star at Randwick on Thursday.
Reloaded impressively won the $60,000, Battle Of Amiens Plate (1200m) for two-year-old colts and geldings on his race day debut emulating The Autumn Sun who won the same race last year.
The Snitzel colt with James McDonald up was ninth at the 400m yet he won by 3/4L over Distrupter (Dissident) and Jason Collett with Discharged (Snitzel) and Sam Clipperton third a further 1 1/4L back.
The time was 1.08.76 on the Good 4 track with the final 600m in 34.39. Reloaded was well supported paying $3.00 as the favourite.
The colt, out of the Tayasu Tsuyoshi (Sunday Silence) mare Hollow Bullet, the winner of the 2004 G1 VRC Oaks (2500m) and 2005 G1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).
Reloaded is raced by a large syndicate of high-profile owners, including Waller, Peter and Patty Tighe (Magic Bloodstock) and Debbie Kepitis (Woppitt Bloodstock), Neil Werrett, Rupert Legh, Vinery Stud, Glenlogan Park, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Doug Alderslade, Peter Orton and other prominent Waller stable owners.
The colt was purchased for $350,000 from the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale by Guy Mulcaster who famously purchased Winx for $120,000 less from the same sale five years earlier.
It is anticipated Reloaded will be afforded the opportunity to emulate The Autumn Sun in winning the $600,000 Group 1 J.J. Atkins Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 8th.
Waller has won the J.J. Atkins on three occasions with Pressday (2010) and Press Statement (2015) his other winners.
Battle Of Amiens Plate, photo finish picture ATC