The two will be rivals again in Saturday's Group Two Millie Fox (1300m) for fillies and mares in which Cool Passion will meet Champagne Cuddles 1kg better.
“She was absolutely fantastic first-up,” McEvoy said.
‘She just raced a little bit fresh and then the favourite, who had had the benefit of having had a race this preparation, whipped around her and got past her. But then she really chased hard to the line and was fabulous.
“She has improved immensely with the run. She's the one to beat.”
“She has trialled impressively and worked well over the past seven days,” Waller said.
“She should get a lovely run from her good draw and I am looking forward to getting her through to the Coolmore in three weeks'time and hopefully going into the Coolmore with a win next to her name.”
The Coolmore Classic (1500m) is restricted to fillies and mares but McEvoy has other ideas with Cool Passion who has never been stretched beyond 1400m.
“I'm not sure that I want to go that far,” he said.
“I might go to the Canterbury Stakes with her after this, the Group One over 1300 metres.”
The weight-for-age Canterbury Stakes is at Randwick on March 9.