“In the barrier stalls he wouldn’t stand up and we had to get the head collar off him and I couldn’t get an iron,” Williams said.
“That was the only anxious moment I had but once he picked up, he got there a little bit early and I was interested to see how much he put them away.
“I thought he’d done a really good job.”
Zahra said Prezado’s latest win, his sixth in 28 starts, presented he and Ellerton with an issue when it comes to the sprinter’s next assignments.
“Now the problem – a good problem – is what do you do next. He deserves a bit of a break, I think, and if we can’t find another race in a few weeks then we’ll bring him back for the spring,” Zahra said.
“The biggest problem is that there isn’t a lot of 1000 metre group races for him down the straight so he’s not going to be easy to place now.”
Snitzkraft produced a solid effort to finish second while From Within led for most of the race but was no match for the first two in the last 100m.