Quality chaser Stangafied passed an important test with his strong and decisive victory in the Shorten The Legs at Cannington on Saturday.
As the hot favourite Stangafied completed what he had to do for punters but equally as important for trainer Brad Yates was his first effort at the distance.
The Canning Vale trainer is considering a staying option for Stangafied, who has now won 11 races from 27 starts, and was satisfied by what he saw.
“He did what I wanted him to do and it just showed he might have a staying career down the track,” said Yates on Tab Radio.
“His downfall is that he is not a quick beginner and gets jammed in and you can’t do that against dogs like On Coin.
“So I’m looking at options of running him further with the ultimate aim of 715m if he can get there.
“He is still young but his run home time was pretty good I would expect he is going to improve.
“I think he will get the 700m as he is a dog that winds up and keeps going.
“I will give him a couple of weeks off before looking at the Nationals as an option.
“My thoughts are he will contest the staying races as there is less competition.
“I think it will be a lot easier for him if he can run the trip out.
“That’s the aim at this stage.”