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Manhattan Rain's son eyeing off Group One riches!

Manhattan Rain's son eyeing off Group One riches!

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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