Show the World has earned another chance to emulate his dam Bazelle, whose two Group One wins featured a 2005 victory in the Auckland Cup (3200m).
The High Chaparral gelding was fourth in the Barfoot & Thompson-sponsored feature three years ago and was unplaced in 2016.
However, Show The World will go into this year’s edition in winning form after success in Saturday’s Listed Marks Ewen & Associates Kaimai Stakes (2000m) at Matamata.
“He’ll get a few points now to get into the Auckland Cup,” said Andrew Forsman, who trains the stayer with Murray Baker.
“It was a really good run, we were a bit worried because we knew he would get back and it’s been hard making up ground today.
“He’s going well and last preparation he had a niggling issue behind, we couldn’t find out what it was so we gave him a long break and he’s come back a happy horse.”
Placed in the first two runs of his current campaign, Show The World was among the tailenders before rider Lynsey Satherley made her move.
“They went really hard and 700m out I was tracking Von Tunzelman and my horse just outstayed them all and he’s going to improve again with the run,” she said.
“Everyone knows I do a lot of work for Murray and Andrew and it’s nice of them to give me this winner.”
Show The World is now a $14 chance in the Auckland Cup market.
Runner-up Our King Sway also came from the back of the field while the genuine Rangipo, who led 250m out, took third with the winner’s stablemate Nicoletta fourth.