In much the same way Chris Waller timed his run before weighing into a controversial plan to sell-off Rosehill, the champion trainer hopes to do the same in a bid to claim back-to-back Golden Slippers.

For one of the few times in a decorated training career, Waller made headlines away from the racetrack during the week.

He launched an impassioned plea in front of Australian Turf Club officials and members to save Rosehill from developers, arguing a sale would not be in Sydney racing’s best interest.

Waller had mostly kept silent on the Rosehill issue since its potential closure was announced two months ago.

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