Supporters of two-year-old Relaxed And Happy would have been just that watching the youngster space his rivals at Wyong on Tuesday.
The Chris Waller-trained gelding, helped by a well-judged front-running Nash Rawiller ride, skipped across the wet conditions to keep his unbeaten record intact at the Australian Turf Club meeting.
While the gelding’s five-length winning margin in the Science In Sport Handicap (1200m) presented a compelling case for him to be given a shot at early season three-year-old races, premier trainer Chris Waller said a patient approach was likely to be taken with the son of Exceed And Excel.
“He’s not a real big strong horse just yet and he’s still a horse learning,” Waller said.
“Obviously you’d like to keep winning races this time of year but probably the sooner you got him out the better and he could strengthen and come back a better horse.”
Relaxed And Happy defeated favourite Happy Galaxy and took Waller’s season tally of Sydney wins to 122-1/2.
The trainer was full of praise for Rawiller’s handling of Relaxed And Happy, saying the two-time Sydney premiership winner took control of the event from the outset.
“The race was over after they had gone 200 metres,” Waller said.
Relaxed And Happy’s Wyong success came after his debut win at Newcastle.
The gelding was also among nominations for Saturday’s Rosebud Qualifier (1100m) at Warwick Farm.
Rawiller said Relaxed And Happy’s ability to handle the heavy conditions was a telling factor.
“I thought we had travelled nice enough to let him slip before the corner, but geez he handled the conditions well,” Rawiller said.
John O’Shea joined Guy Walter in fourth place in the Sydney trainers’ premiership on 42 wins with a double at Wyong to Number One Gun and Flying Bay.