One of Joe Pride's biggest problems in coming weeks will be keeping his carnival hopefuls apart as they head to Group One racing.
The Warwick Farm trainer was successful with the strategy on Saturday, sending Tiger Tees to Brisbane where he won the Listed Falvelon Quality a couple of hours after his younger half brother Terravista took out the Group Three Southern Cross in Sydney.
Pride has high hopes Terravista can develop into a contender for the $3 million Doncaster Mile while Tiger Tees, Rain Affair and Southern Cross fourth That's A Good Idea are all entered for the $2.5 million TJ Smith (1200m).
"The hardest thing is going to be keeping these horses apart as we go on," Pride said.
"That's A Good Idea ran really well and has plenty of improvement.
"I've also got Title waiting to begin. He isn't entered for the TJ but we can always pay the late entry if he comes up.
"We did that the year Red Oog won."
Pride is taking things slowly with Rain Affair who put in an uncharacteristic effort first-up in the Expressway Stakes won by Appearance, finishing more than eight lengths last.
The free-going Rain Affair led as usual but there was nothing in the tank in the final 300 metres.
A thorough veterinary examination has found nothing amiss but the sprinter will have to perform in a barrier trial before he races again.
"He took time to get over that race," Pride said.
"He just wasn't himself straight after the race or even for the next few days.
"It really flattened him but apart from being lethargic there is nothing wrong so we will keep going."
Pride has Coolmore Classic aspirations for Steps In Time, a new acquisition from the John O'Shea stable.
In her first run for Pride she was denied a third Group Two Breeders' Classic win by a half head when Catkins edged her out in the final couple of strides.
The Chris Waller-trained Catkins is also headed to the Coolmore on March 22 at Rosehill.