Needs Further, who began as the $2.80 favourite for the race, shot away from the remainder of the field at the 200 metre mark to win the 2011 Carbine Club Stakes by over a length.
The three-year-old colt has been very lightly race, and is currently taking part in only his second ever preparation.
Needs Further won the 2011 Carbine Club Stakes ahead of second-place-getter Divorces and Shadows In the Sun, who ran on well for third.
Gai Waterhouse was full of praise for her young colt’s winning performance.
“All I can tell you is he’s a very exciting horse in the making,” Ms Waterhouse said.
“(The Carbine Club Stakes) is a great indication of horses that are going to make great middle distance stayers.”
Gooree Pastoral Company Thoroughbred Manager, Andrew Baddock, is confident that Needs Further will be sent to longer distance races in the future.
“As his name suggest he probably will go further,” Mr Baddock said.
“He’s a mile to 2000 metre horse for sure.”
Mr Baddock will now look to send Needs Further to the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate on April 23, 2011.
“(Needs Further is a) really nice colt, slow maturing colt, beautifully bred” Mr Baddock said.
“We’ve looked after him, he’s taken a while to fill out and he has a bright future”.
The young Encosta De Lago colt won now remains unbeaten across his past three starts and has never fallen out of the placings.