Kings Will Dream (Image: Racing Photos)
Kings Will Dream is set for an immediate spell ahead of a campaign geared solely towards the Caulfield Cup after securing a start in October's $3.5 million showpiece with his dominant Mornington Cup (2400m) win on Saturday.
While the four-year-old was a chance to head to the paddock regardless of the result, trainer Darren Weir said the decision was made easier after the gelding sustained minor abrasions in the Listed feature.
"I think we will (spell him) and focus on his next preparation," Weir said.
"After the race he had a little cut on his front leg where he galloped on himself and while it's not serious, it's nasty enough so it makes the decision (to spell him) very easy, he's got to go to the paddock now.
"Had that not have been there you might be tossing with the idea of what to do next but he can go out now for a break and focus on the spring."
WATCH: Kings Will Dream's Mornington Cup win
The five-length Cup win over Harrison and Fastnet Dragon was Kings Will Dream's fifth success since arriving on Australian shores and saw him installed as short as $10 in Caulfield Cup futures markets.
But while he's been pleasantly surprised with the son of Casamento's progression in his maiden campaign, Weir said the gelding hadn't quite earned comparisons with established stable stars Gailo Chop and Humidor.
"The 2400m isn't a problem now," he said.
"I'm not sure where he fits in if you take a line through a Gailo Chop or a Humidor, they're very good horses and he's got to come up a little bit to get to them but he's certainly the right style of horse.
"He's beautiful and sound and he's done everything we've asked of him so far."
The Cup victory continued a stellar weekend for Weir, who prepared eight winners across the feature meetings at The Valley on Friday night and Mornington and Rosehill on Saturday.
The Ballarat horseman reported that a decision had yet to be made with connections, including Yarraman Park Stud, on whether Friday night's Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) winner Hellbent would race on or be retired to stand at stud.
"I don't know whether it's the last time (we'll see him race), I've still got to talk to the owners of the horse," he said.
"He's a high-class horse with a pedigree to back it up so it'll be a hard decision for the owners."