IT WAS a case of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ between sibling stablemates Labella Rock and Emain Macha at Globe Derby during the weekend.
After his younger half-sister was successful towards the beginning of the card, Emain Macha annihilated his rivals at his second run from a spell.
Driven by Wayne Hill, Emain Macha was caught three-wide early from the outside of the front row before making his way to the front.
Experiencing little more than a training exercise, the son of Safari cruised to an emphatic 30-and-a-half metre win from Regal Lager, with Torque Of Courage a head away third.
“That was a top run from him,” trainer Greg Scholefield said. “I expected him to be better after his first-up start as his work has been great.
“He did it as he pleased and got to the line well. That run will sharpen him up for next time around.
“I’m not sure where I will head with him next…either back to Globe Derby or even another trip to Victoria.”
With Anthony Robinson holding the reins, Labella Rock also set the pace on her way to an 19-metre win from For The Corz, with I Wanna Rocknroll five-and-a-half metres away third.
“I’m extremely happy with the way she has come back,” Scholefield said. “I have a reasonable opinion of her.
“She got sick during her last prep and didn’t go as well as can, which is just one of those young horse things.
“She has come back very well and should have a bit of a future.
“Like Emain Macha, I’m not sure where I will head with her next, but no matter where that is, she will be sharper for her first-up run.”