Mr Money Bags winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Mr Money Bags is likely to reappear twice over Flemington's 1400-metre route this summer following his win in Saturday's $100,000 Yuletide Handicap (1400m).
Trainer Robbie Griffiths described Mr Money Bags as 'a fantastic horse' after his 1.75-length victory in the Benchmark 84 race.
"Jye McNeil rode a fantastic race but not a lot went his way - he was three wide without cover and four wide coming to the corner," Griffiths said.
"To go away and win like that, breaking 1:23 for 1400 metres (official time of 1:22.82), was a tremendous effort."
The four-year-old gelding by Written Tycoon has won three races from eight Flemington starts and Griffiths is keen to keep him at the venue.
WATCH: Mr Money Bags' win
Griffiths has identified a Benchmark 78 race (1400m) worth $135,000 at Flemington on New Year's Day followed by the $140,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) on January 12.
"He is a Magic Millions horse so the trip to Queensland will be up for discussion," Griffiths said.
"But the Gold Coast can be a tricky track and the horse gets quite hot so I don't know how he'll travel."
Mr Money Bags has raced 17 times for five wins and four placings, with prizemoney beyond the $350,000 mark.
Minor placegetters Kazio ($9) and Haunted ($3 favourite) raced up on the pace and stayed on admirably.
King's Command ($10) reared as the barriers opened, striking apprentice Michael Poy in the face, conceding all his rivals a five-length start. King's Command made ground in the straight, widest of all, to finish fifth.
Poy was unable to fulfill his commitment to ride Top Prospect in the following race due to injury.