Top NZ jockey Michael Walker was very much taken with the trial of well bred O'Reilly filly Top Classic at Cranbourne on Monday. Given plenty of time to mature this half sister to Group winning NZ stayer Passchendaele is on track for a nice staying career herself. Walker was adament that he would like to be in the saddle on raceday commenting that the further she goes, the better she will get. An exciting New Year ahead for the connections of this impressive filly.