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.
Image: Darren Winningham