He's called Absolute Champion now but the Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained winner of the third contest yesterday had momentary thoughts about changing back to the name he went by in Sydney. Absolute Champion (Robbie Fradd) was a group two winner as a juvenile and placed at the highest level, so his win in class one came as no surprise. But the gelding once named Genius And Evil was both of those things as he made his way home like a sidewinder. The gelding relished the solid speed set by Great Win, and wound into the race as the likely winner by the 200m mark, but his mistakes were numerous in the final stages. Fradd ended up in front of the stewards' panel for the first incident, copping a two-day ban and $30,000 fine, after Absolute Champion ducked in on top of Kingston Winner at the 100 metres. When Absolute Champion then shifted out close to the post towards runner-up Saint Thomas, Fradd was almost ready for him and averted contact, but the three-year-old was close to throwing the race away. Little wonder he was uncomfortable at Happy Valley at his last start. 'After his second to Country Music in his first run, I made a mistake putting blinkers on next time up the straight,' Lee admitted. 'But I had to run him at Happy Valley last time or it would have been too long between runs. I was very worried about how he would handle the Valley track, turning all the time, but you never really know so you have to try. Coming back here with speed on, he was more comfortable today.' The high-grade win at such an early stage leaves Lee and the owners with a dilemma, as Absolute Champion is going to be rated over 100 now. But the trainer is in no hurry with him. 'I think there was a lesson with Helene Pillaging,' he said. 'He is a Marauding who came with good two-year-old form but has really only put it together here this season as a five-year-old. 'This one is also by Marauding and as much as possible I don't want to push too much this season. I definitely don't want to run against Silent Witness and those sorts of horses yet, so it is going to be tough to find races for him and still look after him this season.'