Leading trainer Adam Durrant won't push on to the Perth Cup with Crumpet O'Reilly despite the promising galloper’s win in today's $100,000 St Leger (2100m) at Ascot.
Crumpet O'Reilly scored his fifth straight win in style when thrust into the unsuitable role of pacesetter.
Jockey William Pike made the move forward in the early stages when the pace was slow and he was caught three wide.
Crumpet O'Reilly ($2.40 favourite) dug deep in the concluding stages, beating Fancy Feet ($5.50) by a long neck with Looking Ahead ($6) a close-up third.
Durrant said the four-year-old was an ideal candidate for the 2015 Perth Cup (2400m).
"He's not ready," Durrant said.
"We've got to look after him.
"He'll be spelled and have a light winter prep.
"He looks ideal for the Perth Cup (in 2015)."
Classy mare Magnifisio scored a valuable black-type win when she proved too good for a strong field in the $100,000 RS Crawford Stakes (1000m).
Magnifisio ($3.20 favourite) settled fifth in running and exploded away from her rivals in the final 200m to beat Excelorada ($18) by 1 1/2 lengths.
Dueton ($4.80) was held up for clear running early in the straight but eventually get clear to run third.
The Rising ($3.40) ran a disappointing sixth and will be spelled.
A last minute change of plans for Magnifisio, a brilliant Ascot winner last Saturday, paid off for trainer Jim Taylor.
"She wasn't going to start," Taylor said.
"She was going to the Scorcher, but she came through her last run that well I put her in.
"She did so well this week I was pretty confident.
"It makes her very valuable, being from Barakey's family.
"She's a great filly."
Taylor will consider starting Magnifisio in the $100,000 Summer Scorcher (1000m) on January 1.