By Paul Vettise, LOVERACING.NZ
Well-performed stayer No Compromise will bid to add a home Group One title to match his Australian efforts when he opens the third stage of his career on Boxing Day.
The son of Pins will take aim at Tuesday’s Gr.1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2050m) with Ryan Elliot booked to guide the seven-year-old’s fortunes.
He began his career from the Waverley base of Bill Thurlow, who trained the gelding for brother Grant and sister-in-law Patricia to win twice before he relocated to Chris Waller’s champion stable.
No Compromise claimed a further five victories, including the Gr.1 The Metropolitan (2400m) and signed off with a midfield finish in the Gr.2 The Ingham (1600m) at Randwick earlier this month.
“He will fly in on Sunday and run in the Zabeel Classic and then come back here,” Bill Thurlow said.
“It’s all go and he was only 3.7 lengths off them over a mile in The Ingham so that’s pretty good form. He’ll be forward enough to run a good race, there’s no doubt about that.
“He’ll come back down to the farm and spend a few days in the paddock after the Zabeel and then we’ll map out a plan for him going forward.”
While No Compromise made his mark at the elite level across the Tasman, he was paying the price for his success.
“He has probably met his mark in Australia, he was up in the weights in pretty strong company and maybe it will be a little bit easier for him here than over there,” Thurlow said.
“We think he can be competitive in the summer and then maybe look at the Livamol (Gr.1, 2040m) later next year.”
No Compromise is a half-brother to multiple Group One winner Tofane and Group One performer Benaud.
He was purchased out of breeder Curraghmore’s draft at Karaka in 2018 for $40,000, which has proved to be a blue-chip investment, with his earnings having surpassed $1.15 million. - LOVERACING.NZ News Desk