A jumpout victory up the Flemington straight on Friday morning has boosted trainer Mark Kavanagh’s enthusiasm for what classy colt Chivalry might be able to achieve this Spring Racing Carnival.

The son of Street Cry impressed in his first serious out against company this campaign, showcasing his impressive turn of foot in the second half of the 800m hit out to score a narrow win.

Kavanagh said it was a pleasing way for the Sportingbet Cox Plate and BECK Caulfield Guineas-nominated colt to ramp up preparations.

“Chivalry looked to me as if he’s come back in pretty good order,” Kavanagh said.

“He wasn’t extended and will probably have another one before heading to the races. He’ll trial next Friday and then he’ll race eight days later.”

The $150,000 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 30 August is the race Kavanagh is eyeing as a spring starting point.

That will be Chivalry’s first start since finishing eighth in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes in late February.

He was placed in his three earlier starts, including a second-up win at Moonee Valley and a Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude third placing.

Chivalry is an $18 chance in TAB’s Caulfield Guineas market and Kavanagh said the horse will determine the best way to get there.

“He’s nominated for the Caulfield Guineas and it will be interesting to see what he steps up to and what he turns up in,” he said. “But he’s going pretty good.”

Chivalry was not the only Kavanagh-trained three-year-old to win a jumpout at Flemington.

Pickin’ Time, a Coolmore-owned daughter of Fastnet Rock, had more than two lengths to spare over her rivals at the end of the last of the five jumpouts up the straight.

Pickin’ Time has started twice for a Listed second over 1050m in Adelaide and a third behind Seenan and Al’s Kitchen over 1100m at Flemington on 10 May and Kavanagh said he had been impressed by her development during her spell.

“The difference between a two-year-old Fastnet Rock and a three-year-old Fastnet Rock is unbelievable,” he said.

“They just change, I don’t know what it is but on August 1st they just seem to turn inside out.

“You’ve got to say she’ looked pretty good today. But in saying that, she’s still a maiden – she’s never won a race – and every top stable and a lot of little ones have all got a gun three-year-old filly in their back pocket that they’re waiting to step out.

“Her trial today showed that she was up to something somewhere, but I don’t know what else is around at this stage.”