The ultimate gear change and stepping up in trip has unlocked the exciting staying potential for Omoide, who displayed what the future might hold with an excellent win at Cranbourne on Friday night.

Since being gelded the son of Ocean Park has finished runner-up twice before tonight's victory over 2000m. 

Jockey Fred Kersley was full of praise for the three-year-old.

"We wanted to settle closer, but the way he began I was happy to let him settle back in the run. He swtiched off beautifully and then I loved the way he made a long sustained run from the 800m, he is effort was great tonight," Kerlsey said. 

"Given the way he handled the soft track and relished the distance rise, I think he is has a ncie future and I wouldn't be averse from stepping out even further."

Omoide, who is a half-brother to stablemate and stakes-placed Waikato mare My Pendant, put the writing on the wall first-up this preparation with a second placing in a maiden at Kyneton to eventual Australasian Oaks winner Media Award.

"He is in good form and he certainly is applying himself since he was cut," Kersley said.

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