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Runaway's success to break his maiden at Canterbury has Tulloch Lodge eyeing a possible assault on the Group I Spring Champion Stakes.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained colt was rarely tested over the 1550 metres on Wednesday to finish ahead of a green Gresham in the five-horse field.
It added to his case made 10 days ago when So You Think colt D'Argento only just managed to run down Runaway in the closing stages of a 1500m race at Randwick.
"He's just strengthening and improving all the time," Bott said.
"We've got the option, now we've won the maiden, to space his runs a little bit and work back from a nice race for him."
Bott nominated the $500,000 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) on October 7 as a possible aim.
The three-year-old colt is also among 327 horses nominated for the Group One Caulfield Guineas.
Josh Parr says Runaway doesn't have a brilliant or classic turn of foot but is the "push-button horse" who can be ridden up front, off the speed, stretch out and sprint.
"You can do whatever you want with him," he said.
"The world's his oyster."
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