Adam McGrath, Racing.com
Up-and-coming two-year-old Olympic Oath will be aimed towards the Group 1 Victoria Derby according to Spicer Thoroughbreds Bloodstock Manager Brad Spicer.
By Olympic Glory, the colt broke through on Tuesday with a hard-fought victory as the short-priced favourite at Ballarat Synthetic.
“He relaxed well, finished off well, he was challenged, and I like that he dug deep late,” Spicer said.
“He should really improve off this and the further he goes the better he should get.”
Spicer, who won the Derby at Flemington last year with Extra Brut, said while Olympic Oath doesn’t have the athleticism of Extra Brut, he’s building nicely and improving with each start.
“Extra Brut was a bit more brilliant than him, but he’s put the writing on the wall today and you’ve just got to keep hoping,” he added.
“He’s a stretchy sort of colt, out of a Zabeel mare, so you always hope he can get out to a Derby trip.”
WATCH: Olympic Oath’s win
Olympic Oath was the first leg of a winning double for trainer Lindsey Smith, with Saone rattling home late to overcome a tough start to the race where she was pushed back through traffic.
While it was a nervous watch for the punters that took the short quote, Smith joked post-race that he was always confident.
“Nah never in doubt, she’s a nice filly, she’s only two and looking for 2000m,” he said.
“She’s a nice horse and she’s got a good future.”
Smith wasn’t being locked into any set plans but did Saone would go for a freshen-up and could be aimed towards an Oaks next preparation.