Having his fifth start on Saturday and first since his win on a heavy track at Canterbury on December 14, the three-year-old lived up to his $2.90 favouritism to beat Above And Beyond ($12) by 3-3/4 lengths.
“He is a nice horse and has always shown he can gallop,” Quinton said.
“But he won't be going to the Gold Coast. There are plenty of other races for him here this preparation.
“As David Lamond always used to say to me, you run out of horses before you run out of races.”
Lamond, who died five years ago, was a long-time friend of Quinton and one of his original supporters when he took up training after a stellar career as a jockey.
“I don't get to ride for Ron much these days so it's great to get a winner for him,” Bowman said.
“He has a very nice horse here in Ljungberg. There wasn't a lot of pressure in the race and I think he might be even better in a high pressure race.”