You've Been Had (Image: Racing Photos)
Mornington trainer Lisa Enright will unleash gifted galloper You've Been Had at The Valley on Friday night in an attempt to extend his unbeaten streak to three.
After bursting onto the scene with two dominant wins on his home track at Mornington, Enright gave some thought to spelling the gelding but said he'd continued to thrive since his most recent success on November 5.
Jake Noonan will again partner the son of Reward For Effort in the Benchmark 70 Handicap, which will see him tackle the six furlongs for the first time after two scintillating wins over 1000m.
"He came through that run at Mornington absolutely fine," Enright said.
"He had a week off but he did so well so I thought we'd press on for one more run before he goes for a spell ahead of the autumn."
Purchased by Enright as a weanling, the five-year-old has been given time to mature and overcome some minor setbacks as a young horse, including a bout of pharyngitis and several splints.
The trainer pointed to You've Been Had's tractable racing style when talking up his chances of another victory on Friday but is adamant he will derive further benefit from a spell and can return a more formidable galloper next campaign.
"Because we own most of him, we were able to give him the time we thought he needed before he got to the track," she said.
"He's definitely the best horse I've had but in saying that, I haven't had a lot of horses.
"He's a true professional, nothing bothers him and I think he'll continue to improve."
WATCH: You've Been Had's last-start win at Mornington