Trainer Adam Durrant predicts a bright future for Tick Tick Bloom, a dominant winner of the Vale Elite Belle Handicap (1800m) at Ascot.
Punters had little to worry about with the $1.30 favourite skipping away after taking the lead in the straight to score by 2 ½ lengths.
Run For Rum sailed along the fence to finish runner up while Durrant’s second runner in the race, Saxy Grace, was close up in third place.
Tick Tick Bloom, a four-year-old daughter of Viscount, posted her first win at her third start this campaign after a dominant winter season.
She won four consecutive races including feature wins in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) and Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m).
“She is heading in the right direction of being a pretty handy mare,” said Durrant.
“I think with maturity this horse could be a carnival contender.
“I was always confident she was a serious horse who would come on.
“She is really looking for a journey now and will get up over 2000 metres plus.
“That’s where her future is in good races because she has great stamina.”