Good 'N' Fast (Image: Racing Photos)
Darren Weir might have been breaking records on Saturday but his main rivals from the Lindsay Park team were not only to the fore, they were also looking forward to the spring.
Co-trainer David Hayes said the Taj Rossi Series Final winner Good 'N' Fast was a Caulfield Guineas prospect after winning over the Guineas trip of 1600 metres at Stakes level in what will be his third and final run as a juvenile.
"I think he's pretty classy - a Guineas type," Hayes said. "What I like about him is that he just does enough to win. He's in command of the race.
"We'll just back right off him now for a month. Over the years some good horses have won this race and gone on to the spring, so that's what we're hoping with him."
"He's a very good looking horse ... he might be a stallion prospect."
Starting as the favourite, Good 'N' Fast edged out Scottish Rogue to win by a long head, with a further four lengths to Goldifox, who endured a troubled run.
Good 'N' Fast's win came two races after the impressive Leilani Series Final victory of stablemate Miss Gunpowder, who is also bound for spring riches.
"She's going to another level," Hayes said. "She's dappling in winter. I think we'll take advantage of that, and bang into the new season with her and have a crack at the weight-for-age race [the Memsie].
"I thought she'd be dominant today with that weight (60kg). That tells me she's worth having a go at something decent.
"In a handicap 1400-metre Group 1, the old Show Day [Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes] ... that might be the race we go [aim] for."