The powerful Chris Waller stable produced a smart winner by Haradasun on Wednesday when Runhardasun (3g Haradasun x Our Madison, by Tactical Cat) opened his account at Canterbury.
Having his second run back from a spell and just his third race start, Runhardasun showed the benefit of improved fitness and race experience to surge home and win the 1550 metre event by a neck with Blake Shinn in the saddle.
The gelding was sent out favourite so the win was a popular one for punters and his nine lucky owners.
“He’s a nice horse and it was a pressure race, but he still came out on top,” said Waller.
“I think there will be good form to come out of it.”
An $85,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Tim Roberts Bloodstock from the draft of Crowning Stone, Runhardasun and is the first winner for stakes-winner Our Madison (Can) .
Runhardasun is the 21st Australian winner this season for former champion three year-old Haradasun, who stands this spring at a modest fee of $8,800.