Three-year-old Ombudsman may have missed out on a start in the Queensland Derby last month but proved on Saturday that the 2400m was never a concern with a decisive win over that distance at Randwick.
Balloted out of the Queensland Derby, the son of Reliable Man took on the older horses on Saturday and won with relative ease under Corey Brown.
“He was an emergency for last month’s Queensland Derby and didn’t get in but today he has shown he can stay the distance,” commented Chris Waller.
“I think he can be a minor Cups horse in the spring in New South Wales.
“I think he would be an ideal horse for a race like the Newcastle Cup.”
Waller said Ombudsman might have another run before the end of the month which is also the end of season.
“He may have one more but we are mindful he is a three-year-old against the older horses,” he said.
“We will just see how he is.”
It was Ombudsman’s second win in his short career and took him past A$100,000 in earnings.
He was purchased from Bradbury Park at the 2016 Karaka Premier Sale and is from the first crop of Westbury Stud sire Reliable Man.