At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Coolmore's former dual Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) celebrated an elite Gr1 success when 5YO gelding Chautauqua (Encosta de Lago-Lovely Jubly, by Lion Hunter) scored by 2-lengths for the training triumvirate of John, Wayne and Michael Hawkes in the $1 million Gr1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Srikandi (Dubawi-Raining, by Hurricane Sky) & 6YO entire Rebel Dane (California Dane-Texarcana, by More Than Ready). Chautauqua is scheduled to have his next start in the Gr1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on 7 November before a planned trip to Hong Kong for the Gr1 International Sprint in December. Longer term, co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said Hong Kong could prove a testing ground for greater ambitions at Royal Ascot in 2016. "It was a super effort," Hawkes told Racing.com. "He'll go to Flemington now [for the Darley Classic], then we'll see how he pulls up. We're taking it one race at a time. Then, you never know, we might go and meet the Queen [at Royal Ascot]." He added: "He's a super horse. He's the best sprinter I've ever touched, that's for sure." Chautauqua took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes, Gr2 Gilgai Stakes, Gr2 Rubiton Stakes, Gr2 Gilgai Stakes, Gr3 McEwen Stakes, Gr3 Bobbie Lewis Handicap & Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap, Gr1 Darley Classic & Listed Gosford Guineas) from 17 starts for $3,251,250 earnings. Bred by the Throsby family, who raced his dam Lovely Jubly, Chautauqua was passed in for $300,000 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and was retained to race by his breeders in partnership with prominent owner Rupert Legh, whose blue and gold lightning bolt silks Chautauqua carried to victory. Chautauqua is the second stakes winner from Gr1 QTC Sires' Produce Stakes & QTC Gr1 TJ Smith Classic winner Lovely Jubly, who has also produced Gr3 SAJC Breeders' Stakes winning filly London Lolly (Charge Forward).