Nature Strip was at his brilliant best in the Darley-sponsored feature with an outstanding front-running display with trainer Chris Waller, jockey James McDonald and connections in exuberant moods.
The 5-year-old left five Group 1 winners gasping in his wake and longer-term thoughts immediately turned to a trip across to the other side of the racing world.
“That was pretty special, 3l in front and going well. It was good to watch that last 100 metres.” Waller said.
“The team are keen to get to Royal Ascot in June and there will be a few races before then.”
“The team are keen to get to Royal Ascot in June and there will be a few races before then.” – Chris Waller
One obvious Group 1 summer target would be the weight-for-age Lightning S. back over the 1000 metre course at Flemington in February.