The John Size-trained Can Do showed great gate speed and some fighting qualities when making it two from two with a tenacious win, but more importantly for the colt, he avoided castration until at least the off-season with his mature performance. Can Do was sent around a 1.9 favourite, but needed to dig deep to fight off John Moore's Sterling City in a thrilling, race-long dog fight. After Jumping from gate 13, Douglas Whyte shot straight across to sit outside Jeff Lloyd on Sterling City. 'I think one of the upsides from the race was that he had the gate speed to overcome a bit of a awkward ally,' Whyte (pictured) said. 'From there Jeff set a nice enough tempo, which gave me a chance to give him a breather. He then had to dig down to get past the other horse, and I must say, about 150m out, when Sterling City came back at him, I thought I was in a bit of trouble. 'My horse being a bull, they can turn it up, but he got a nudge from Sterling City and he found another wind and showed some tenacity to kick on and out-fight him.' Whyte said connections were considering gelding the horse, but would likely hold off now, despite a couple of idiosyncrasies, including a propensity to be a 'bully' at times. 'We were of the opinion he might need to be cut but at this stage, he has got no nastiness about him,' Whyte said. 'He is obviously a little colt and he wants top play and bully every now and then, but it is more on the nicer side than the vicious or attitude side.' 'I'd probably leave him for now, while he is enjoying his racing, and if he needs to be cut, then probably do it over summer.' Can Do did sweat noticeably pre-race, and left the parade ring straight after Whyte was legged-aboard, but the champion jockey said that wasn't a concern. 'That's just him, he is a colt and he wants to get on with his job,' he said. 'Once I got his back he was fine, he was always going to sweat up in this weather. But he doesn't burn energy and he is just a little bit edgy. There's nothing nasty about him, but he might try and bully here and there and just try and be a man. Once you get on him, rough him up a bit and let him know who is boss, he seems to be OK.'