Mr Bisset earns shot at the big time

Emerging stayer Mr Bisset has earned a crack at the three-year-old spring staying features after a barnstorming five-length victory at Donald yesterday.

Mr Bisset broke his maiden status at his third start in emphatic style with an easy win over 2000m against older horses with Dean Yendall in the saddle at the Wimmera Racing meeting.

"I know Donald is a long way from Flemington, however his win was very impressive," trainer Danny O'Brien, pictured, said.

"We have always had a good opinion of this horse. After his first start we decided to geld him and he has come back in terrific shape. He needed the run at Geelong last start and yesterday showed that he enjoys getting out over a trip," he said.

Mr Bisset settled just worse than midfield in running before cruising up to the leaders on the turn and making it a procession over the final 400m, streeting his rivals by five lengths.

The Bianconi-gelding is a full-brother to multiple Group placegetter Pacino and O'Brien expects him to excel over 2500m.

"Everything that he has shown us at home is that he will love a staying trip and the way he relaxed in running yesterday has us confident to take on these better races.

O'Brien said Mr Bisset was likely to need one more run before the Derby, which would likely be in the AAMI Vase (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

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