Emperor’s Way to target spring after continuing rapid rise

A FOURTH successive win greeted Emperor’s Way at Randwick on Saturday as he took the step up to Listed level in his stride by toughing out victory in the Randwick City Stakes over 2000m, taking his earnings for this preparation to an astounding $300,000.

Emperor’s Way is the first Stakes winner of the Bart Cummings-trained Australian Derby winner Roman Emperor.

Andrew Adkins was given the leg up and placed Emperor’s Way in a forward spot behind the leader Singing, and rallied in the straight to hold off the attentions of race favourite Alward.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden expressed his pride in the horse this preparation, who was bought in 2015 by Triple Crown as a $55,000 yearling.

“He’s done a super job and you’ve got to be very proud of him,” said Snowden.

“To come from where he has at the start of this preparation to now – not many can do that. He’s gone to a whole new plateau.”

Snowden added that the four-year-old will now go for a break before returning to target the spring carnival.

“He’ll have a short break and we’ll let him enjoy himself in the sun and we’ll bring him back for early part of the spring.

“He may even get a bit further but there are plenty of races for him throughout the Spring Carnival.”

Photo: Bradley Photographers