Tuesday Joy had hinted at greater things to come with two excellent placed efforts recently and she duly delivered on Saturday, winning the $400,000 G1 Ranvet Stakes (1900m) at Canterbury by one and three-quarter lengths.
A year after taking out the G1 Coolmore Classic, trainer Gai Waterhouse now has her eye on the BMW for the muliple Group-winning Carnegie filly, who is owned by her breeder John Singleton of Strawberry Hill Stud.
It was a good day for her jockey Darren Beadman, who also won the G2 Phar Lap Stakes on Acey Ducey (Xaar).
The Todman Stakes set the ball rolling at Canterbury and saw Elusive Quality colt Related put himself firmly in the Slipper picture as he lost out by a nose to winner Krupt when unable to get a clear run until the final 100m.
Jockey Craig Williams was impressed by his mount's valiant effort, saying after the race: "He is a serious horse. Without a shadow of a doubt he should have won. When we got clear his acceleration was awesome."
Out of the Danehill mare Cousins, Related, who is co-owned by his breeder and trainer Bart Cummings, was making his racecourse debut having won a Randwick barrier trial a little under a fortnight ago.
Elusive Quality has 24 yearlings catalogued for the Easter Sale, including a full-brother to Related and a colt out of his half-sister Suite.
In the UK, freshman sire Reset recorded his first winner when Saxford, who had run promisingly on the opening weekend of the British turf season, won a 1000m novice stakes at Newcastle on only his second start.