Liam Howley had a successful debut at Caulfield after Homesman and Almandin took the first and the second positions in a metropolitan meeting. Almandin ($4.60) was the second favourite while Homesman was at $7.50. The pair ran so well making Nick Williams a happy person. Homesoman is the son of American Stallion War Front while Almandin was imported from Germany. The two horses will be in Flemington in a fortnight where they will demonstrate to the world that they are eying the Australian Cup.
William said that he was happier that the two horses gave him great rides. He added that he was excited at Homeman who was running for the first time and was certain that he would join Almandin in contesting the Australian Cup. The horse had demonstrated some good form at Royal Ascot and ran and finished in the third position in the Belmont Derby. Willian noted that homesman would have done better if he had a good rider. He pointed out that it was encouraging and said that he was indeed a promising horse. It is not always that trainers will get good horses in their yard, but the two horses gave Howley a dream debut by winning at the Caufield. This gives Liam Howley a lot of credit for a job well done.
It was not just a good day for the trainer Daniel Williams, but Regan Baylis enjoyed himself aboard Valiant Spirit which led and won the 1800m Group Two Caulfield Autumn Classic. Bayliss is in top form having emerged the winner in the lightning stakes with Redkirk Warrior. He is a talented young Jockey who is full of confidence and good judgment. He was delighted at how he took charge of the proceeding at Caulfield. The jockey has been consistent and preferred bowling in front. Williams said that he is one of the jockeys that loves everything he does and believes that he would finish strong if he is rated right. The young jockey worked hard at $16 to beat the favorite Astoria (3.40) and other Jockeys who were expected to command the proceedings at Caulfield.
According to Williams, his plan has always been going to a Derby, and he is confident that there are plenty of opportunities out there. He further said that he is thinking and scheming for the Australian Cup and he is optimistic that he is capable of springing surprises especially when he considers the weight and the ability that the three-year-olds have.