THE focus is now switched to the 1,800-metre Easter Guineas, first leg of the Triple Crown series, which will be run off on Monday April 1 at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
And on Sunday morning, two of the main contenders, Prince Zeshan and Pot Of Gold sparred, while fellow-nominees War Of Words and Big Man stretched out separately.
Prince Zeshan, with Nobel Abrego in the saddle, and Flamingo Stakes winner Pot Of Gold, with Emile Ramsammy astride, breezed over 800 metres, the horses covering the trip in a good 51.65 seconds.
They both finished together, with Pot Of Gold appearing to be travelling best and drained out closer to the 600-metre pole.
Big Man, who finished a disappointing fifth in the "Flamingo", covered 1,000 metres with stablemate Becquerel and hoisted the white flag very early in the workout.
They did the trip in 1:04.99, with Becquerel very easy at the end.
Secret Circle, the lone two-turn winner among the West Indian-bred three-year-olds, had Flamingo Stakes runner-up Run Ron for company and this colt will run a very big race in the Guineas.
They paced in a good 1:10.94 over 1,000 metres.
Filly Salome was joined by stablemate Convoy and they breezed over 1,000 metres in 1:05.55, with Salome, who is crying out for distance, shaping up well ahead of the first classic.
Jose William-Samaroo's Right To Rule, fourth in the Ibis Stakes to Tennesse Hustler, worked over 1,000 metres with stablemates Captive Witness and Ex-Chantal and they clocked a respectable 1:04.10, with Right To Rule enjoying the trip.
Maiden War Of Words, who will appreciate the step up in distance in the Guineas, having finished a creditable, close-up third to Pot Of Gold in the Flamingo Stakes, breezed over 600 metres with stablemate Island Star and they recorded a time of 39.11.
Honour Roll, the first winning offspring for Triple Crown winner Top Of The Class, worked with stablemate Sweet Genius and they closed off in a "bullet" 35.90, with Sweet Genius heading in the right direction.
Chase The Dragon, formerly conditioned by Glenn Mendez and now handled by John O'Brien, blew away Jamaica-bred filly Lady Felisha in a 600-metre spin and turned in a good 36.00.
Importation Secret American, who finished third in the ARC Cup to Galveston, continues to show improvement and in a solo spin on Sunday morning, was very strong over 600 metres, covering the trip in 36.52.
Meanwhile, last year's Guineas winner Unquestionable was joined by the new addition to Shaffique Khan's stable, Red Lace, and they breezed over 1,000 metres in a good 1:02.94, with Red Lace dominating the workout.
Importation Golden Dixieland breezed alone with Ramsammy in the saddle and he closed off in a good 1:02.16 over the same trip and is one to follow on Saturday.
Here are Sunday's recorded workouts at Santa Rosa:
400 metres--Wise Decision 25.42 handiliy; Sacred Trust 28.89 pacing; Indian Medicine from gates Harry Can Dance from gates 23.33; Ex-Shanghai Music 26.28 handily; A Great Millennium 27.22 handily; Actin Time 26.94 handily; Wild Excitement 28.66 pacing; Sweet Parang Music on turf 24.05; Free Passage 24.42 good; Ex-Unvieled 28.75 pacing; Sinner Man 29.90 pacing.
600 metres--Strategic Silence 38.54 handily; Archangel and Pearl Secret 38.95 handily; Satya Treasure 43.62 pacing; Caro's Legacy 39.64 handily; Ex-Ms Independent 44.98 pacing; Martha 37.58 handily; Black Genius 39.42 handily; The Big Squee 38.88 handily; Release The Beast and Bas Choice 40.55 handily; Secret American 36.52 good; Atlantica and Charming Lass 38.52 handily; Sun King 39.24 handily; Boogie Blues 39.34 handily; Peppermint 42.68 pacing; Honour Roll and Sweet Genius 35.90 good; Wodden D 42.81 pacing; It Is Alleged 37.03 good; War Of Words and Island Star 39.11 handily; Uncle John 44.90 on turf; Chase The Dragon and Lady Felisha 36.00; Crime Of Passion 35.06 good; Diplomatic Cat 36.02 good; Chelsie's Magic and Sapphire 39.10 handily; Brash N Willing and King James 37.51 handily.
800 metres Something Black and First Emperor 54.00 handily; Sassy Taste 56.05 pacing; Hidden Agenda 56.25 pacing; Big Red and Malibu Heights on turf 49.88; Lang Amour 56.17 pacing; Invictus 55.94 pacing; The Right Time 57.37 pacing; Consideritdone 52.24 handily; Monica Do Do and Hannah's Champion 53.65 handily; Aztec Gold 56.19 pacing; Nature's Reality 57.01 pacing; Sizzling Hot 59.12 pacing; Precise Moment 56.90 pacing; Mambo Cat 55.62 pacing; Len Glen 54.49 handily; Red Hot Wheels 59.90 pacing; Wild Shuffle on turf 51.91; Mobthewarrior 49.24 good; Settled 53.36 handily; Onefortheroad Slippery Sam 49.17 good; Diesel Rhythm 58.92 pacing; Autumn Storm 52.01 handily; Pot Of Gold and Prince Zeshan 51.65.
1,000 metres--Loan Shark better than Afterthebooks 1:04.12; Captive Witness, Right To Rule and Ex-Chantal 1:04.10 handily; Salome and Convoy 1:05.55 handily; Big Profit and Cat Whiskers 1:11.66 pacing; Secret Circle and Run Ron 1:10.94 pacing; Dazzling Diamond on turf 1:03.80; Red Lace and Unquestionable 1:02.94 good; King Street 1:13.09 pacing; Becquerel better than Big Man 1:04.99 Northern Hills 1:07.80 handily; Golden Dixieland 1:02.16 handily.