Metal Bender returned to racing with a bang when he led home a Chris Waller trained trifecta in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes on Saturday.
It was also a quinella for Inglis graduates. Metal Bender was a $160,000 buy at the 2007 Easter Sale while Triple Honour (Honours List) cost $50,000 at the 2006 Classic Sale.
Metal Bender (Danasinga) came into his own at the 2010 Queensland carnival winning the G2 Hollindale Stakes and G1 Doomben Cup.
He was previously a dual Group 1 winner of the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas for the late Jack Denham who picked him out of the Waikato Stud draft in 2007.
Metal Bender’s sire Danasinga is now based at Touchstone Farm in WA. He has won 8 races and almost $1.5 million in prizemoney. Waller said both he and Triple Honour are likely to start next in the Chelmsford Stakes before heading south for missions in Melbourne.
He is aiming Metal Bender at the Cox Plate, while Triple Honour is a Caulfield Cup candidate.