Darley’s super-star filly Guelph gave all of her potential rivals a hint of what may be to come with a slashing win at the Rosehill trials on Tuesday.

A busy Kerrin McEvoy, who rode Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Earthquake at Flemingto, before catching a plane to Sydney to partner Guelph in the trial, would have been suitably impressed with the powerful daughter of Exceed And Excel.

Guelph led her trial and McEvoy gradually led her stride up the straight before easily winning by two and three-quarter lengths. Guelph will go into the autumn Carnival off the back of easy wins in the Tea Rose Stakes, Flight Stakes and the Thousand Guineas.

Trainer Peter Snowden decided to spell her after the Thousand Guineas to prepare for the autumn, but there were many who thought she could have won the Cox Plate, her form was so good in the Spring. She ran the 900-metres this morning in 53.8 seconds, considerably slower than Snitzerland did in the previous heat (52.3 seconds).

LATEST NEWS: Kerrin McEvoy is not happy with the progression of his injured knee and won't ride Earthquake in the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday. McEvoy made the decision to stand himself down after riding Guelph and Ghibellines in their respective barrier trials at Rosehill Gardens on Tuesday.