Chill Bill Set For Further Wet-Track Success

Chill Bill looks set for another lucrative winter preparation after striking early in his current campaign at Ellerslie on Saturday.


The Cambridge five-year-old showed the benefit of a first-up effort for fifth when he thumped the Rating 85 milers by four lengths.


Chill Bill he has now won six races on rain-affected tracks and he looks set to build on that record in the coming months.


Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, the gelding is by noted wet-weather sire One Cool Cat from the Zabeel mare Ismailia.


She is a sister to Able Master (Gr.1 Auckland Cup), Accumulate (Gr.3 VRC St Leger)and the former champion Singapore 4YO Exaggerate.


Meanwhile, Cambridge trainer Gary Alton has endured a frustrating period in Queensland of late with both Historian and Rockwell suffering minor set-backs.


However, his spirits were lifted on the home front with Biologist claiming the final event on the Auckland card.


Alton is a part-owner of the four-year-old, who is fashioning a handy record with three wins from 10 appearances.


A son of the recently-retired Danehill Dancer, Biologist dug deep to deny his Rating 65 opposition in a driving finish.