Interesting part about Wallerís success is he has gone to a new level in recent years with Winx and others.
Reminds me of the late 80s when Cummings had Beau Zam, Campaign King, Sky Chase and his other G1 winners in Omnicorp, Round The World, Broad Reach etc
Freedman dominated for a couple of years in the 90s with Super Impose, Naturalism, Subzero, Mannerism, Schillachi etc.
Interestingly some of his most recent G1 or big race winners were given to him after Weir got suspended or WA horses coming to NSW. I am talking of Nature Strip, Yes Yes Yes, Kenís Dream and WA horse Come Play With Me. 4 out of his 6 group 1 wins this season were from horses that he took over. Not putting him down in anyway for that as he has improve them especially Nature Strip.
My question is in a few years time, what will Wallerís success rate looks like. Unlike Cummings, TJ, Hayes and Freedman he is yet to win a MC, CC and a Golden Slipper.
His Derby success is also not as great as the others but he is a better trainer according to the numbers for 1200-2000m as a proportion of his G1 wins.
I think he is a great trainer and one day he may surpass TJís record of G1 wins if he keeps up his strike rate. Bart was never a quantity trainer like TJ and Wallerís dominance is similar to TJ at his peak.
Racing NSW will like Waller winning races because other than Gai and him, most non racing people would not have heard of others in Sydney except for the Cummings surname. He is marketable and does good interviews too. To be fair to Waller, he won the two big ones this season and any trainer who does the same will have a high percentage of the prizemoney too.