Trainer John Blacker will reassess plans for class mare Glass Warrior after she returned to her best with an easy win in Friday's $25,000 Longford Cup.
Blacker had intended running the five-year-old in the Devonport Cup on Wednesday but said he would now "take a night to think about it".
"I'm not sure yet what I'll do," he said after apprentice Kyle Maskiell had ridden the mare to a decisive win over White Hawk and Banstead.
"There's the option of giving her a bit longer between races and waiting for the Brighton Cup which is now at Mowbray.
"Either way, she'll get a run in the Hobart Cup so we might change our plans - I'll sleep on it."
Blacker just missed out on completing last year's Longford Cup - Devonport Cup double with Triple Strip.
"She ran second at Devonport and probably should have won," the trainer said.
Glass Warrior started at $5 after bookmakers bet as much as $17 earlier in the week.
"They were stupid odds for a horse that last year ran third in the Hobart Cup and fourth in the Launceston Cup," Blacker said.
"It was just a matter of her getting back on track and she showed she is."
The first and second placegetters were both bred by Mandy Gunn at Waterhouse and she has retained a share in both horses.
White Hawk also produced a great Devonport Cup trial, coming from second-last with the help of inside runs.
Trainer Graeme McCulloch believes Indigo Girls could have a future in longer races after she landed a confident plunge to win the Trevor Bricknell Maiden (1800m).
Jockey Ismail Toker had the Mawingo filly in the first two all the way and she fought on strongly in the straight to hold off all challengers.
McCulloch said Indigo Girls had shown promise as a two-year-old.
"The first time she left my property was for a trial in Hobart and she surprised me by winning it despite being slow away," the trainer said.
"I took her back to Hobart a couple of weeks later for her first start and she ran second (to Shampz Again) and I thought 'this goes all right'.
"But, this time in, she has seemed to be looking for more ground all the time.
"I think she wants even further than the 1800m but she's got to relax a bit more than she did today. Hopefully, she'll keep improving."
McCulloch said the addition of blinkers had the desired affect.
"They sharpened her up a bit and she raced a bit handier - probably a bit too handy," he said.
"But she'll get used to them."
McCulloch bred Indigo Girls from In Theory, a Flying Spur mare he bought from NSW.
"I've got an unraced two-year-old who is a full brother to this filly," he said. "She's also got a foal on her by Stratosphere and is in foal to him again."
Red Roger is a half brother to 3YO Cup winner War Correspondent but Wesley Vale trainer Glenn Stevenson said it would be hard to find two more different horses.
"War Correspondent is a speed horse; this one has thrown to the mother and I reckon he'll get 2000m on his ear," Stevenson said after stable apprentice Codi Jordon had ridden Red Roger to an all-the-way win in the Tasmanian Livestock Maiden (1400m).
Despite drifting out slightly on the home turn, the short-priced favourite got home by a neck over Rosehaven, who got a late split in the straight, with Rockymountainhigh another neck away third.
"He was the best horse in the race and it was just a matter of him getting around the track," Stevenson said.
"Codi was able to get him out (of the barriers) quickly because if he'd missed the start and got back he'd have had no chance,"
Stevenson said Red Roger was a "blinker horse" but he couldn't use them just yet.
"I had to put blinkers on him to work him because we couldn't get him to go," the trainer said.
"For six or eight weeks, he wouldn't get out of his own way.
"But I had to take them off him for races because he wouldn't jump out of the barriers - he just waited.
"The blinkers will definitely be added later on."
Red Roger, the second winner of the day for the stallion Mawingo, is out of the unraced mare Lady Writer whose mother was Tasmanian Oaks winner Wavishing.
"That's the sort of distance this horse will get to," Stevenson said.
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