It was an impressive return to the winners list for the Vaughn Sigley trained Daneclicked today at Belmont, with a dominant victory in the Italian Day At Belmont Park Next Saturday HCP 2000m.

The Blackfriars 5yo appreciated a drop in weight (54kg minimum) for today’s open class mission, together with a magic run in transit by returning regular hoop Jarrad Noske. Sitting gracefully behind the early pacemakers, Daneclicked ($2.80 fav) never looked in doubt, rated beautifully throughout, before being released swinging the turn and racing clear for a 1 ¼ length triumph. Ocean Cracker ($15.00) produced a solid second from its handy position, claiming California Valley ($5.00) late in proceedings to round out the minors.

It was the fourth win this preparation for Daneclicked and a welcome return win following an unlucky fourth behind Operational a fortnight prior, which saw the gelding flash home late from well back in the field.

Chris Blackwell