All Of Brighton winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Named in honour of a now-famous quote from the midst of last year's extended Victorian COVID-19 lockdown, it seems only fitting that All Of Brighton is running in peak form as we endure another.
"It's a great name and I'm glad that the powers-that-be let that name go through because it adds a little bit," trainer Patrick Payne said.
"It's great when you get the names you want."
What's better than getting names you want is getting wins you want and, thankfully for prominent owner David Price, he's been getting those as well.
In his six starts, All Of Brighton has won three and finished second on two occasions. His only 'failure' was a fourth placing after starting favourite in a three-year-old handicap.
While it's an impressive record he's built to date, Payne remains measured on where his ceiling might be.
"We're not getting ahead of ourselves," he said.
"He's a natural galloper, whether he's going to reach any great heights, I'm not sure but all I can do is put him in these suitable races for him and see where he gets to."
All Of Brighton again looks well placed at Flemington on Saturday contesting a wide-open three-year-old race over 1100m.
Payne has a strong hand at Headquarters with a likely seven runners, including the talented Rubisaki dropping down in grade after finishing fifth in the Group 3 Proud Miss last start and third beaten 1.3 lengths in the G1 Sangster the start before that.
"I think two trips to Adelaide was just too much for her and she was quite plain at Morphettville last start," he said.
"She seems to have refuelled really well, she's had three weeks between runs and the race is at her back door, so I expect a form reversal from her."
Among the others representing the Payne stable this Saturday is a two-year-old filly called Seonee, who ran fourth on debut at Geelong last start, but her trainer thinks has some nice potential.
"I think the track and trip will suit her," he said.
"She's still quite fine and immature-looking, but I think she'll be a really nice autumn three-year-old."