The promising Relaxed And Happy began his three-year-old season as he ended his juvenile campaign, keeping his unbeaten record intact with victory at Canterbury on Saturday.
The gelding brought up an early winning double for trainer Chris Waller in the Inglis Bonus (1200m) after improving stayer Stout Hearted won over 1900 metres.
Relaxed And Happy ($8) was ineligible for the bonus as he was not a graduate of an Inglis sale and he denied White House ($10) the $100,000 on offer by a comprehensive 2-3/4 lengths.
Waller said he was uncertain what to do next with the three-time winner.
“He is still developing,” Waller said.
“The question now is whether to give him a short spell and go to Melbourne or give him a long spell and come back in November or December for a summer race.
“Whatever happens he will win a good race.
“He’s pretty special.
“Right from day one he produced it in a trial and then came out and won his maiden.
“He stepped up to midweek racing easily and now he’s won today.
“There is a lot of upside to him.”
Waller said the race was a natural progression for Relaxed And Happy and even though he was ineligible for the bonus, the prizemoney was enough.
“We are racing for $85,000 a race in Sydney,” he said.
“The prizemoney is as good as anywhere.”
Albrecht ($4.20) finished a close third with favourite De Shamekh ($3.80) fourth.
By Exceed And Excel out of stakeswinning juvenile Regal Kiss, Relaxed And Happy was withdrawn from last year’s Magic Millions sale in Adelaide.