Trainer Kelly Doughty may be forced to re-evaluate promising sprinter Morning Captain after the heavily backed three-year-old was successful at Doomben.
Doughty was leaning towards spelling Morning Captain after Saturday’s race but said he would rethink that plan following the gelding’s emphatic win.
“This is still his first preparation and I was thinking of spelling him after this but I’m in two minds now,” Doughty said.
“He’s a BOBS horse but I’d say he won’t be going away to Sydney just now.”
Backed from $6 into $4, Morning Captain showed his customary gate speed to settle off the pace before careering away for a 3-3/4 length win over Dorchester in Saturday’s Anza Communications Handicap (1350m).
Morning Captain went into the race as a maiden with three placings from four sta