Champion three year old Sepoy continued his march towards greatness with a solid victory in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) this afternoon.
Sepoy ($1.22), a last start winner of the Manikato Stakes, proved too strong for Curtana ($21) with her stablemate Mid Summer Music ($12) in third.
Trainer Peter Snowden was rapt after the win.
“Two more weeks to go until our grand final, but everything went to plan today and it all paid off,” he told Channel 9.
“I’m looking forward to the Coolmore now.”
Sepoy sat off a strong tempo set by outsider Platinum Skye.
Around the home turn, he quickly moved up and took the lead.
While it looked at one stage that Sepoy may be challenged by Mid Summer Music, he never quite looked in danger and won by just over a length.
Snowden all but ruled out a start for Sepoy in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m), where he would have met Black Caviar.
“No, the Coolmore is it for us,” he said.
The Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) will be run on Derby Day, October 30.
Written by Andrew Hawkins