Meet Mr Taylor dispelled any doubts about his ability to handle 1200 metres when he outsped his rivals in the TAB Class 6 Plate.

“He’s a funny horse. Every run he’s had just for a fleeting moment you think ‘uh-oh’ and then ‘nah, he’s right’,” trainer Kelly Schweida said.

“Winning today at 1200 metres opens up a lot of options for him rather than having to just keep him to 1000m only.”

Leading throughout with apprentice Corey Bayliss aboard, Meet Mr Taylor, the $1.95 favourite, defeated Jami Lady ($3.30) by 1-1/4 lengths with Gaulois ($10) a fast-finishing third.

The gelding ran the final 600 metres in a slick 33.90 seconds with his final 200m sectional in 11.60, making it impossible for his rivals to overhaul him.

Story: AAP

Image: Darren Winningham

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