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Gear Change To Spark Storm The Stars
Meanwhile, Preferment's highly regarded stable-mate Storm The Stars (Sea the Stars-Love Me Only, by Sadler's Wells) will have a gear change in Saturday's $1.5 million Gr1 The BMW (2400m) after trainer Chris Waller received some valuable advice from the UK, reports racenet. "I'm leaning towards running Storm The Stars then probably concentrate on the spring with him rather than going to Brisbane," Waller said. "I'm going to take the blinkers off him and attempt to go forward with him when he next races." He added: "I've had a chat to Willie Haggas [former trainer] in England and he basically said 'look a horse like Criterion would be too sharp for him in England and that was clearly the case on Saturday." Since arriving in Australia, the beautifully bred entire has failed to reproduce his best form from home that saw him win the Gr2 Great Voltigeur Stakes (defeating Bondi Beach) last August, and finish fourth behind Simple Verse in the Gr1 St Leger in September.