Peter Snowden isn't keen on a Cox Plate start for Guelph despite the filly continuing a brilliant run for the Darley team with victory in yesterday's Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.
Guelph became the first filly since 1996 to win the Flight Stakes-Thousand Guineas double with an all-the-way victory in the 1600m fillies' feature.
Snowden said a final decision on a Cox Plate start would be made by owner Sheikh Mohammed in the next few days.
If Guelph does go there she will join stablemate and Caulfield Guineas winner Long John in the race.
"It's not my call alone. It's a team decision," Snowden said.
"I've made it known all along I'd like to stop with her now but the boys will have a talk and we'll talk to the boss and see what he thinks.
"We'll come up with the right decision I hope."
Guelph was sent out a $1.45 favourite and jockey Kerrin McEvoy took the race by the scruff of the neck from the outset, bouncing to the front where the filly dictated terms.
She kicked around the home turn and when May's Dream ($7.50) challenged her early in the straight, Guelph found another gear to again surge clear and score by 1¾ lengths, with 2½ lengths to Gregers ($10) third.
McEvoy became the first jockey since 2002 to win the Guineas double at Caulfield in the same season, while Snowden is the first trainer since Bart Cummings in 1996 to achieve the feat.
Snowden was effusive in his praise for Guelph, who he rates alongside Forensics as the best filly he has trained. He believes the best of her will be seen next autumn. AAP