Levendi dominated in an exhilarating fight down the house directly to beat Astoria by a brief head while veteran leader Weather condition With You, ended up another half neck back in 3rd.
Winning jockey Mark Zahra was made to strive to get the $200,000 cash prize available and believed at one point he might need to choose 2nd.
He turned off in the run – he unwinds actually well was strong over the line.
The Peter Gelagotis-trained colt revealed his grit to take the win and might have to do the very same once again when he backs up in the ATC Australian derby at Randwick.
Zahra was likewise fast to commemorate the Gelagotis stable for making sure the horse remained in excellent condition, making the distinction as they movinged towards house.
” He didn’t make it simple for me. Halfway up the straight I believed he was delighted and contented running 2nd however I got penetrated him and the Gelagotis young boys had him good and healthy,” he stated.
” He turned off in the run – he unwinds actually well was strong over the line. If he wasn’t getting the journey I believe he would have run 2nd however he persisted truly well.”