Easy Beast seems set for Melbourne success after a dominant win at Echuca on Monday.
The Richard Laming trained three year-old’s three starts in his first preparation included two minor placings at Caulfield.
Easy Beast set the pace in Monday’s Maiden Plate (1000m) and increased the margin all the way along the straight.
He defeated Cath’s Village by six lengths with Could It Be Magic and Tata Da Goose dead-heating for third. The win impressed jockey Jamie Mott.
‘‘His form last preparation was good and he will measure up to a race in town,’’ he said.
Easy Beast debuted with a Caulfield second on May 13, beaten a half length by Tycoon Dancer.
Lord Sundowner is another Echuca winner which should pay to follow. The Mick Price trained three year-old ridden by Jake Noonan was not extended to win the Benchmark 64 (1400m) by 4 lengths. He started $2.20 favourite and posted his second win in five starts.
Former Sydney mare Nahema appreciated a class drop to win the Benchmark 58 (1600m) by 4 lengths.
The five year-old, a last start ninth in a Canterbury Benchmark 73, was having her first start for Wagga trainer Tim Donnelly. Winning jockey Rebeka Prest finished the day with three wins, her first treble at a TAB meeting.
Rebeka’s other winners were Jungle Queen and Gens Miss. First starter Jungle Queen ($31) was successful in the Three Year-Old Fillies’ Maiden (1100m).
Jungle Queen trained by Chris Davis was part of a longshot trifecta with Hell Of A Tail ($51) and Keano Town ($101). The Alan Fitzgerald trained Gens Miss ($6) won the Benchmark 58 (1000m) from Carwelkin and Get To The Chopper. Five year-old Gens Miss, a last start winner at Corowa, has had only three starts.
Follow - Kementari: Spelled after Randwick four lengths win in May at his second start; enhanced Caulfield Guineas prospects with Prelude third on Sunday.
Coming winners: Don’t Give A Damn won Rosehill Class 2 by 6 lengths at his third start. Lizzie L’amour, a New Zealand Group 1 winner over 2000m, can improve on Moonee Valley 1600m sixth. Inference hit the line strongly for Caulfield 1800m sixth and suited over more ground.