A trip to Sydney could be on the agenda for rejuvenated five-year-old Streets Away following the gelding’s commanding Eagle Farm victory.
Glen Colless gave a masterful display on Streets Away who settled back last and went around only one horse before downing Wonderful Lass by half a length in Saturday’s Kartaway Mini Skips Handicap (1600m).
Mington filled the minor placing, a further 1-1/2 lengths away.
Streets Away was a one-time favourite for the Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill three seasons ago before being ruled out of the world’s richest two-year-old race with a colic attack.
“He was the early favourite for the Slipper but he got a colic attack and nearly died,” trainer Alan Bailey said.
“He’s had his share of problems since but has come back this campaign pain free.”
Bailey admitted he expected Streets Away, who won his previous start on a heavy track at Eagle Farm a fortnight ago, to race a little closer in the early stages.
But the veteran Gold Coast trainer was never concerned as Colless had the son of Street Cry within striking distance of the leaders.
Bailey believes Street’s Away’s best distance is 2000 metres but a lack of suitable races in Brisbane could mean he goes to Sydney where he has already stamped his class winning at Rosehill in December.
“There’s not much around for him here and his best distance is 2000 metres,” Bailey said.
“Sydney is a real possibility for him again.
“He’s ideally placed down there this time of the year.”
Colless heaped praise on Bailey’s training skills for Street’s Away’s seventh career win.
“I rode him in trackwork on Tuesday and he felt terrible,” Colless said.
“I thought his first-up win might have taken too much out of him but whatever Alan does he got him right on the day.
“He (Bailey) is just a freak.”
Colless told Bailey, Streets Away felt a “million dollars” on his way to the barrier.
“He wasn’t the same horse as the one I rode on Tuesday,” Colless said.