It was a case of Troy Turner again in the feature Group III Hyperion Stakes at Belmont when he landed Black Tycoon a winner in a real charge to the line.
Turner had broken a month and a half drought from the winners circle in a previous race with Pininci.
Only a short neck separated Black Tycoon ($9.50) from Kerrific with Ranger, on the rails, a half head away in third. Belora was a long neck further back.
Trainer Justin Warwick said Turner’s ride was “10 out of 10,” and the jockey, who rode the galloper to victory in the Geraldton Cup, maintains a perfect score on him.
Turner had him racing midfield with cover for most of the journey before charging home late to down a courageous Kerrific (Glenn Smith).
The seven year old Blackfriars gelding has been lightly raced, starting 22 times for an imposing strike rate of nine wins (plus eight seconds and a third).
Earlier in his career he had hit his head and fractured his skull before later suffering a bowed a tendon.
Warwick rates him highly saying he was better than any other horse he had trained, including Rosie Rocket “by three lengths.”
Warwick said Black Tycoon was “a bit of a bolter at home” (Myalup) when being worked by his wife Carol.
Although the trainer has the Kalgoorlie Cup option he is leaning towards a summer campaign with his horse who will then be an eight year old.
Yet Turner declared that the galloper’s “best days were still in front of him.”
Another jockey to celebrate a double was Jordan Mallyon with Get Fath and The Corporation.
The Corporation, an outsider, beat better fancied stablemate Sweet Serenity to give trainer Trevor Andrews a quinella in the last race.
Earlier, Grant Williams had emulated that effort with Galaxy Prince and Monumental in the sixth race.