Wong's Sun sure to be on the rise

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 January, 1998, 12:00am

Few will have missed the performance of dashing newcomer Seattle Sun in last night's penultimate event. And even fewer will have been impressed by the performance of his pilot.

Wylie Wong's impeccably bred four-year-old colt was a fast-finishing fourth in the Class Four, 1,200-metre contest won by Lucky Lord, but English rider Jason Weaver can be expected to have plenty of explaining to do for his own efforts.

The son of Seattle Slew was slowly away from barrier two and then raced wide and rearward down the back before running on to the heels of the eventual winner.

He was second last and under wraps at the Rock. On straightening, Weaver was presented with an ideal rails passage, but instead he took Seattle Sun wide down the centre of the track where he finished full of running and looked certain to grab third spot.

Granted, he ran a little greenly and did hang slightly throughout, but this was a run that had 'back me next time' stamped all over it.