Pins’ Son Strikes Again

Wearing the colours made famous by Linda and Graham Huddy’s multiple Group One winner Shoot Out, the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old High On Believing notched his third win from his past four starts in taking out the 1500 metre McGrath Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday. The WS-bred son of Pins is out of the Danasinga mare Ugachaka who won the Gr.2 Edward Manifold and Gr.2 Queen of the Turf Stakes.

“We have half a dozen for Linda and Graham,” Waller said. “They have a good knack of buying really nice horses. They pick them and educate them.”

After sitting in the box seat in the opening race, High On Believing was into the clear at the top of the straight and responded once challenged at the 200m mark to draw away to win convincingly. Waller is mindful that High On Believing is still improving and is reluctant to aim too high this spring.

“It will be gradual steps,” Waller said. “He’s shown at home he’s got the ability to be a good horse, but I think he’s still learning and improving. He’ll gradually get there, but he won’t do it in one big step.”

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