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easyrunningTrainer Desleigh Forster hopes Easy Running can develop into a serious Magic Millions Guineas contender next year following the three-year-old's impressive win in the QTIS Iceworks Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Handicap  at Doomben on Saturday.

 

Ridden by in-form jockey Damian Browne, Easy Running excelled on the slow track to down Aquatorial by 2-1/4 lengths with March To Victory, a further half length away third.

 

Forster believes Easy Running will eventually handle 1600 metres and wants to step him up in distance once she returns from an overseas holiday.

Forster leaves on Tuesday for a rare break to Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai but hopes to have pencilled in the gelding's immediate campaign before departing.

 

"I'm not sure what's happening with him at the moment but I'll be sitting down with his owners to have chat about things before I go," Forster said.

 

"He's a nice horse and I'm confident he'll eventually get 1600 metres.

 

"His biggest problem though is he's only about 15 hands and is very tiny."

 

Forster paid $16,000 for Easy Running at the QTIS sales and already he's proven to be a great money spinner winning more than $138,000.

 

"He's turned out to be a rather cheap buy now," Forster said.

 

From seven starts, Easy Running has won three times with as many placings.

 

His only unplaced run was when he finished seventh to Availability over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm on August 13.

 

"He probably should be unbeaten this campaign," Forster said.

 

"He was terribly unlucky last run when his rider got a little lost.

 

"I thought he was probably ridden too patiently and he suffered a lot of interference."

 

Availability disappointed his supporters fading to finish fourth after taking up an easy lead throughout the race.

 

A Sydney trip was in the pipeline for the son of Exceed And Excel but trainer Rob Heathcote immediately scrapped a trip way.

 

"He'll be in the paddock on Monday," Heathcote said.