Gwenda Markwell is eyeing some of the country's top three-year-old races for promising filly Stolen Glance after an impressive showing on Saturday.
The horse celebrated her birthday with a thrilling victory at Kembla Grange, edging out Clarry Conners' Kariba by less than a nose in a 1400 metre class one handicap.
Kariba looked to have the race wrapped up with 150m to run, however Stolen Glance fought hard to edge her rival by the barest of margins.
Given the flying finish, the stable is confident the filly can step out to longer distances as she continues to mature.
Markwell recognises Stolen Glance is far from the finished product, however she is looking at next year's 2200m Group 1 Queensland Oaks as a long-term goal.
The three-year-old's victory came on the first day of the new season.
It was a successful outing for Joe Pride, with the trainer claiming two winners, along with one at Randwick.
Promising three-year-old Private Eye took out a 1200m maiden plate, before Snippy Fox saluted in the following race, a benchmark 64 over the same distance.
The contest was just the second of Private Eye's career and stable representative Hayley Blythe-Devlin Rorison said Pride is confident the gelding will continue to improve.
"His first run had plenty of merit in it as well," Blythe-Devlin Rorison told Sky Racing. "His trials were pretty impressive and I think that first up run he was just looking for that extra distance, which he got here today.
"I think he's still learning his craft. You have a look at him in the yard and he just loves being here. He loves being a bit of a racehorse and being a part of it.
"I think just getting that extra education under his belt will help him continue on the up."