Toby Edmonds will be looking to win the $2million 3YO Guineas with his speedy son and Segenhoe part owned, Whypeeo, who led all the way to win the Listed BRC Gold Edition Plate over 1200 metres.
While the race favourite Pierata was a touch slow from the gates, Whypeeo quickly took up the lead and kicked away off the home turn to open up a good margin.
Pierro colt Pierata closed hard, but Whypeeo was tenacious at the post claim a short neck win, his fourth from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $166,000.
It was a welcome return to form for the progressive gelding, who was only third as a short priced favourite at Canterbury on December 1.
"It was his first trip away (at Canterbury) and it was a windy night and he got stirred up. He was slow to jump and had to be used up early," Edmonds said.
"I knew he would be fitter and he is a smart horse when he is right."
Edmonds said Whypeeo would now run in the Vo Rogue Stakes in a fortnight and go on to the Magic Millions Guineas.
Whypeoo's win puts him in line for a $400,000 bonus for any horse winning three select races up to and including the Magic Millions Guineas.