With regular pilot Jim Morrill, Jr. in the bike, He's Watching was a wrapped-up winner in 1:53.2.
Morrill Jr, and the speedy pacer laid parked on the outside at the opening quarter in :29.1, before reaching for command.
He's Watching then paced past the half in :57.2 and three-quarters in 1:25, before kicking home in :27.2 to seal the win.
"I was very happy with him this morning," trainer and co-owner
The son of went undefeated last season in eight starts and set two world records and six track records along with $291,722 in earnings.
Just a mere $3,000 yearling purchase, He's Watching is also owned by Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Muscara Racing Trust. He recorded his 1:50 speed badge last season at Vernon Downs.
Two more Cup eligibles showcased their talents on Friday morning as Major Trick and Melmerby Beach qualified in race three.
Major Trick finished second, timed in 1:54.3, while Melmerby Beach finished fourth, timed in 1:55.
Last year's O'Brien Award winner Flanagan Memory returned this morning at the helm of driver .
The four-year-old son of picked up right where he left off last season with an impressive winning effort in 1:57.3. The winner of $447,998 lifetime is owned by trainer and Liette Flanagan.
O'Brien Award winner Riveting Rosie made her second qualifying attempt this morning at the Campbellville oval.
After making a miscue last week, driver had Riveting Rosie on her game this morning as she stopped the timer in 1:59.1 for trainer . The winner of $468,613 last season is owned by Parkhill Stud Farm, Don Allensen, J And T Stable and John Hayes.
sent Lucan Hanover postcard for the first time this season as the winner of over $500,000 last season was a wrapped-up winner in 1:53.2 for driver . The son of is owned by West Wins Stable and Christine Calhoun.
by Greg Gangle, for WEG