Kiwi’s former coach Chris Waller conducted another Group 1 training coup with Toffee Tongue disrupting her maiden style in Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Morphettville yesterday.
Although she took part in the race in Adelaide, a girl, gamblers recognized her class and sent Toffee Tongue a $ 5 favorite, and Tavistock’s daughter delivered a portion three lengths for the Moonlight Maid (AU $ 11).
Waller said the original intention was to send Toffee Tongue to Queensland but the Oaks in Brisbane were canceled as part of the winter festival fell due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thornton had Toffee Tongue in a good position on the fence and stuck inside the house, with the Moonlight Maid causing her to run late.
The story to remember (AU $ 6.50) was wider and closed late to end on the heels of the Moonlight Maid.
With biosecurity protocols applied to interstate travel, Waller said that although neither he nor any of his staff were able to come to Adelaide with the filial people, he did the next best thing.
Waller, who won the Australasian Oaks three years ago with Egg Tart, said he hopes Jonathan Munz’s Toffee Tongue will be a force in her next preparations and will step up the distance again.
Tavistock’s daughter is also a full sister with Group 1 winner Milseain and New Zealand Cup winner (3200m).
Toffee Tongue was purchased by Bloodstock agent Dean Hawthorne from Highden Park 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Book 1 manuscript for Munz’s Pinecliff Racing.