Five year old Bettors Delight gelding Barimah couldn't have been more impressive in winning a heat of the Gordon Rothacker Memorial Championship at Melton on Friday night.
The stable was confident after slashing trackwork earlier in the week.
Driver Damian Wilson took the perfect three-wide trail into the race in the latter stages and when given his head, Barimah cruised to the line a comfortable seven-metre winnner.
The mile rate of 1:54.9 was easily the quickest of the three heats and Barimah, raced by Pooba Govender, the Cormack family and the Nicholsons, of West Wyalong, should be cherry-ripe for next Saturday's (November 28th) $30,000 Group Three final.
It's no secret that Tony has always had big wraps on the horse and now he is starting to put it all together in brilliant fashion.