Craig Newitt rode the Enver Jusufovic-prepared six-year-old to his typical hustling design, out the back relaxing while the speedsters smoldered along in front.
Snared amplest on the curve with a lapful of steed, the $100,000 challenge was over in a twinkling once Newitt discharged the brakes, O’Malley ($4.60) sprinting clear to score significantly a-length.
The Mick Bell-prepared Jungle Edge ($15) confined on valiantly to second place subsequent to dashing outside the pioneer, while Darren Weir’s Gun Case ($3.70 fav) worked into third a further 1-1/2 lengths away.
“He’s an uncommon steed,” Jusufovic said. “Subsequent to anguish a break and two fastens his knee I believe it’s an incredible story.
With respect to Newitt, he knew he had the race in his keeping far from home.