Trainer Tony McEvoy has all the confirmation he needs thatAffirmation will be up to some of the early three-year-old spring features after his galloper produced a devastating finish in the opening event at Caulfield on Saturday.

Affirmation ($5), ridden by Mark Zahra, blew his opposition away in the final furlong running the last sectional in 11.92 seconds for a comfortable win over the promising Peter Moody-trained runner Club Star ($6). Our Kaboom ($4.40) boxed on for third.

McEvoy now has plenty of options available with his $50,000 purchase heading into the spring three-year-old races.

Affirmation entered today’s race off a comfortable maiden win at Morphettville on July 5, and made the step from 1100 metres to 1400 metres in fine style.