A Royal Celebration For Adkins, Quinton

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has confirmed his status as a future star with his second consecutive victory after a sequence of seconds behind a couple of promising three-year-olds and one star.

Trained by the astute , Royal Celebration ($2.15 favourite) was taken back early behind the speed set by and stormed home to catch ($7.50) and win Saturday's ATC Membership Handicap (1400m) by a long head.

The colt's seconds have been to subsequent triple Group One winner The Autumn Sun and stakes placegetters and .

“It's hard to know how far he can go but he did run second to The Autumn Sun,” Quinton said.

“And when you talk of The Autumn Sun, I think he's the next best horse we will have in Australia.

“This bloke is still learning and has more improvement to come.

“I'll put him away now for a short break and he will come back in the autumn.

“There's a million-dollar Inglis race in February which he will run in and then we'll see after that.”

Quinton decided not to take Royal Celebration to for a Listed race on Saturday, saying the it was just as to stay at home.

“He get's $58,000 for winning this race and another $38,000 BOBS bonus,” he said.

“It's unbelievable and this way he doesn't need the stress of travel.”

His Andrew Adkins also believes the colt can be a future star.

“He was really good today and just gets better,” he said.

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