John Allen celebrates Ringerdingding's win (Image: Racing Photos)

Ringerdingding does it for the King

The open spaces of Flemington have seen Darren Weir's Ringerdingding produce a scintillating 33.97 seconds for his final 600m to win Saturday's Listed Watch Racing.com Springtime Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

And the win prompted Weir to liken Ringerdingding to a Group 1 winning three-year-old in his stable.

"He's a tough little horse and - he's a bit like Extra Brut - you've got to keep working him to keep on top of him just to keep his manners right," Weir said.

"When they get in that frame of mind, how fit and well they are, they could race every week these types of horses."

Australia's premier trainer suggested punters might see the son of Sebring back-up next week while signalling the Australian Guineas as his target next campaign.

"I think that's probably a race that you'd have to seriously look at now," he said of the Australian Guineas. "If he has a good week we might back him up next week in the Sandown Guineas."

Winning jockey John Allen said it was his intention to stay to the outside of horses to avoid bad luck again after what happened at The Valley last start.

"I didn't really want to get inside a horse early but one came around us and pushed us back in. He's not very happy when he's amongst horses - a bit colty," Allen said.

"We just had to wait at the back in the straight and then get to the outside. Once he got out and asked to quicken up, he showed a really good turn of foot. The long straight at Flemington definitely helped."

Ringerdingding ($4.40EF) defeated the Tony McEvoy-trained Scottish Rogue ($13) by half a length, with a neck back to Secret Vega ($41) in third.