Wesley Vale trainer Glenn Stevenson will try for a two-year-old feature treble with Turk Warrior after the gelding blitzed his rivals in Sunday's $100,000 Elwick Stakes.
Travelling doesn't worry him - he doesn't turn a hairTrainer Glenn Stevenson
"Anything can happen with two-year-olds but, if he pulls up good, he'll now go to the Gold Sovereign and Magic Millions," Stevenson said.
"He's still doing a few things wrong but we've always had an opinion of him and he's starting to justify it. Hopefully things will keep moving forward."
Turk Warrior has won his only two starts, both in Hobart, but his next two starts will be closer to home at Mowbray.
"He's a really relaxed horse and travelling doesn't worry him - he doesn't turn a hair," Stevenson said.
Jockey Ismail Toker settled Turk Warrior in third place behind the leaders Lacerate and Geegee Lucky Jess before easing three wide approaching the home turn.
Turk Warrior had reached the lead by the top of the straight and drew clear to beat the previously unbeaten Miss Charlie Brown by 1-3/4 lengths with Geegee Lucky Jess 2-1/4 lengths away third.
After touching $2 earlier in the week, the winner was crunched to start $1.45 favourite.
STAN TSAIKOS produced a bold front-running ride to score an upset win on White Hawk in the $50,000 Summer Cup.
Tsaikos drew the outside barrier on the 150-1 outsider but took the initiative to go forward and was in front with a lap to go.
White Hawk then staved off a gallant Mandela Effect to score by a neck, with the fast-finishing Glass Warrior 2-1/2 lengths away third.
Toorak Affair took a while to get wound up but ran on late to finish fourth, beaten three lengths, while Eastender never threatened after being last at the 500m.
The winner is trained at Longford by Angela Brakey who races him with her sister Mandy Gunn, the breeder of all three placegetters.
SCOTT BRUNTON forecast an eventual Victorian campaign for Hela after the filly made it four wins from four starts in the $50,000 Thousand Guineas.
But, in the meantime, she is likely to be tried as a stayer in the $100,000 Strutt Stakes (2100m) at Elwick in a fortnight.
"It's in our backyard so I'll have a look at the Strutt," Brunton said.
"But I'd have no fear of taking her to Melbourne because she's top class.
"I've had some good horses in recent years and she's as good as any of them."
Brunton said if Hela did run in the Strutt, she would not go on to the Tasmanian Oaks at Mowbray.
"If we do go to the 2100m, we'll pull up after one (race)," he said. "She has bigger fish to fry (later)."
David Pires was content to sit outside the leader on Hela and she dashed four lengths clear in the straight.