Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent junior will set Euphoric Summer for the riches of the Gold Coast in the new year after conquering the $250,000 Magic Millions 2yo Clockwise Classic, 1000m, in Ballarat on Saturday.
Kent said now that the filly had booked himself a berth in the big feature they could relax and take their time getting her ready for the of taking our time preparing for the $2 million Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
A ecstatic Kent described the effort as "fantastic".
He said Euphoric Summer would get a break before going to Queensland.
Euphoric Summer ($6) saluted by a half head from the Rathlin ($2.80 favourite), with Amish Boy ($19) third.
Rathlin and Amish are each trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, who have a substantial part of their operation in Ballarat.
Euphoric Summer also provided a special moment for homegrown jockey Ben Melham, with the classic the biggest win he has enjoyed on the track where he began his career as an apprentice with Darren Weir.
Melham said race experience - she finished second debut at Caulfield in October - had played a part in her victory.
"Having the benefit of a race start and trialling here certainly helped, as did her professionalism," Melham said.
"She was a little tardy out, but she was able to muster and get into a position where she was able to control the race."
Kent said as well as her physical attributes, Euphoric Summer had the "right brains for a two-year-old". "Nothing worries her."
The classic victory also increases her value as a potential broodmare.
A $260,000 purchase as a yearling, Euphoric Summer is out of Mid Summer Music, which won 11 races for trainer Peter Moody - including the 2012 group 1 Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane.
Euphoric Summer is raced by an all-female syndicate Phoenix Ladies, which offers further incentive to run on the Gold Coast.
Magic Millions offers a racing women's bonus of $500,000 to the first four all-female owned or leased horses in finishing order in the 2yo classic.
Kent's success also continues a family tradition of landing big races on Ballarat Cup Day.
His father Mick Kent enjoyed a purple patch in the Ballarat Cup almost a decade ago with back-to-back victories. He won with My Bentley in 2010 and Domesky in 2011.
This year is the first in a new five-year agreement between Ballarat Turf Club and Magic Millions.
The clockwise classic was first run in 2012.
This was followed by the first running of the Magic Millions Ballarat 3yo Stakes, which a year evolved into the Ballarat 3yo and 4yo Classic.