However, in his post-race interview, O’Brien would not commit Russian Camelot to the 3200-metre basic.
“We’ll see. He’s still a young horse,” O’Brien mentioned. “We’ll enjoy today. The owners are a great group of people who have resisted some big offers for the horse.”
Connections purchased the horse from the UK as a yearling and educated him like an English horse his win over 2500 metres coming off a last-start success over 1600 metres.
“It’s rare in Australia but his father Camelot, he won the English [Epsom] Derby off one prep run,” O’Brien mentioned.
“We purchased the horse from England and introduced the coaching guide with him.
“We’ve needed to do one thing that hasn’t been achieved earlier than, take him to a derby in opposition to the Australian three-year-olds.
“We were always confident the motor was there, particularly once he got over a bit of ground. It was a really enjoyable [race to] watch today.”
It was a ninth profession group 1 win for jockey John Allen, who was compelled into quarantine for 2 weeks in Adelaide after arriving from Melbourne, and will probably be compelled into isolation for an additional two weeks when he returns.
But Allen mentioned it was all value it, for a horse that clearly has a shiny future.
“Obviously, he’s an exceptional horse,” he mentioned. “Quite a bit has been made about his preparation however the largest issue is he is nonetheless six months youthful than all these horses.
“If he can beat them now when he’s only just turned three, imagine what he can do in six months’ time.”
Allen additionally scored within the group 3 Sires’ Produce Stakes on Ringbolt and within the listed Adelaide Guineas on board Game Keeper, each educated by Tony and Calvin McEvoy.
Meanwhile, at Caulfield, So Si Bon collected his second straight win in snug style, proving a category above his rivals within the Bert Bryant Handicap, whereas News Girl improved her sprinting report, successful the open 1100-metre handicap.
Apprentice Lewis German rode a double at Caulfield.
Damien Ractliffe is the Chief Racing Reporter for The Age.