Run over 1600m on October 10, 2015 at Caulfield
Trainer: C J Waller
Jockey: J Bowman
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: MRC
Then came: Lizard Island, Ready for Victory, Sovereign Nation, Rageese, Bassett, Tarzino, Tulsa, Bon Aurum, Snoopy, Dal Cielo, More Than Most, Shards, Last Bullet, Odyssey Moon, Kentucky Flyer,
At Caulfield in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) celebrated a Gr1 success when 3YO colt Press Statement (Hinchinbrook-Kaaptive Empress, by Kaaptive Edition), a half-brother to Gr1 winner Pressday (Domeday), scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer Chris Waller in the $1 million Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colts Lizard Island (Sebring-Bourgogne, by Choisir) & Ready For Victory (More Than Ready-Crillon, by Zabeel). Press Statement, who races for a prominent group of owners including Vinery Stud, China Horse Club Racing & Raffles Thoroughbred Racing, took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes & Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes) and 1 placing from 7 starts for $1,278,275 earnings. Trainer Chris Waller said it was unlikely that Press Statement would run in the Cox Plate in two weeks time, but said a final decision would be made on Tuesday or Wednesday. "I'd say he's a 20 percent chance," Waller told Racing.com. "The good part is, there's no pressure from the owners. If I think it's in the best interests of the horse he'll be there, but if it's not then he won't." He added: "There's no harm in putting him away and coming back and trying to win multiple Group 1 races in autumn."