The Wingman, with jockey Peter Mertens wearing the Australian colours, beat home more fancied rivals to take the win by 0.8 of a length from Itimio with Spontaneous taking third.
Race favourite Zizz could only manage 7th in the eleven horse field.
5-year-old gelding The Wingman, trained by Tony Vasil, was jumping in his 20th career start and tonight’s win brings his number of first places to 6.
Moonee Valley Race 8 Results – Legends After The Last Premium Handicap
|THE WINGMAN(NZ)||PETER MERTENS||1st||$8|
|MEGA EXCEL||MICHAEL RODD||4th||$7.50|
|MOULIN BLEU||JACK HILL||5th||$7.50|
|DISCO DAN||JASON MASKIELL||6th||$8|
|QUEIMADA GRANDE||JORDAN MALLYON||10th||$51|
|I GOT ONE||MARK ZAHRA||11th||$26|
|EIGHT CARDS||CRAIG WILLIAMS||Scratched|
|MOVIE MOGUL(NZ)||JAMES WINKS||Scratched|
|VERY FAST||DEAN YENDALL||Scratched|
Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography