The Doomben Cup beckons for Gwenda Markwell's star gelding Archedemus after leaving Tom Melbourne and Gem Song in his wake on Saturday.
Corey Brown rolled along up front without any meaningful pressure, before hitting the after-burners in the straight in what is becoming trademark fashion.
The one-length Listed Members Handicap success puts Archedemus on the second line of TAB fixed odds betting for the coming Doomben Cup, at $8 behind Chris Waller's Youngstar at $6 and alongside Life Less Ordinary and Kris Lees' Sixties Groove.
Markwell and Brown combined with the Superhorse Syndicate to produce the Australian Derby winner Angel Of Truth.
"I don't reckon he'll have any trouble backing up. He's a big, tough, robust sort of horse and he didn't have to do a lot here," Brown said after the race. "Down the back when I got some cheap sectionals for about three furlongs I thought it was a bit dangerous sitting off me like they did," he said.
"When I got to the 600m I just let him roll along. He got to his top right on the corner but he was going as strong on the line as he was at the top of the straight so I was really happy with the way he won."
Archedemus has won five of his last six starts, including the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup, the only blemish coming in the Provincial Championships final at Randwick when ridden with cover and finishing two lengths eighth behind Bobbing.
Meanwhile, the Brad Widdup stable hopes to have unearthed another promising talent after four-year-old mare Love My Cashews won a Class 1 (1200m) by more than four lengths at just her second start, at Kembla Grange on Saturday.
"(Jockey) Mitch (Bell) did a super job, got her in the right spot and let her do the rest," Widdup stable representative John Higgins Told Sky Racing.
"Second start, a real lighty-race filly, it's taken plenty of time. She finds the line, a real nice filly to have in the stable."
Richard Freedman's three-year-old filly Outback Diva was also highly impressive in breaking her maiden (1200m) by more than five lengths.
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