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Kate and Andy riding Wave of success


By Tim O’Connor (HRV)

The Mimosa Homes Breeders Crown Series 2YO Colts and Geldings Final looks at the mercy of Catch A Wave after he put together another dominant performance in his semi-final on Saturday night.

The Andy Gath-trained son of Captaintreacherous again showed some of his quirks and did a few things wrong, but proved far too good for his rivals and is likely to start a short-priced favourite in the Group 1 decider.

Coming from the outside of the back row, driver Kate Gath wasted little time getting her charge up into the race and had worked to the top by the bell. She had to keep his mind on the job approaching the turn, but he knuckled down and was full of running through the line.

He zipped home in a final quarter of 27.7sec to clock a mile rate of 1:56.2min and had 6.8m to spare over runner up My Ultimate Baxter (Jarrod Alchin/Cameron Hart), with Anotherbigman (Emma Stewart/Chris Alford).

Catch A Wave has now won five of six starts, with his only blemish coming in the Tatlow Stakes at Geelong on October 23.

“He’s definitely got the raw ability, hasn’t he? He’s just got to put it all together,” Kate said.

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