Misfortune at a previous Flemington meeting has been all but forgotten by Lindsay Park with the victory of stayers Boom Time and Sin To Win.
At the Flemington meeting on May 5, Caulfield Cup victor Boom Time had a torrid run before being narrowly beaten over 1800m while Sin To Win’s race was over less than 200m after the start when jockey Cory Parish was dislodged.
Boom Time made amends on Saturday in the 2000m Poitrel Hall Of Fame Handicap running to a 4-3/4 length victory while two races later Sin To Win took out the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes.
Both are now headed to the spelling paddock with Boom Time to prepare for a defence of his title in the 2018 Caulfield Cup while Sin To Win will be aimed at the 2018 Melbourne Cup now that he’s a winner over the Cup distance of 3200m.
Ridden by Andrew Mallyon, Sin To Win ($13) held off a late challenge from Swacadelic ($9.50) to win by a neck with the $4.60 favourite Chequered Flag a length away third.
Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said the stable felt Sin To Win would have gone close to winning his last start if he hadn’t lost his rider.
“His form had been solid prior to that and today everything worked out well,” Dabernig said.
“We thought he might have been a little bit further back in the run but it was a slow pace and he slotted across.
“He rated him well, rode him patiently into the straight and left the horse with a good kick.
“Now being a two-mile winner it probably opens up a few doors for him.”
Dabernig said Sin To Win has the attributes of being a good stayer adding there’s further improvement to come.
The rising six-year-old, who was purchased from New Zealand by Mark Pilkington for Long term Lindsay Park clients including Gary Lechte, was having just his 18th start on Saturday, for his sixth win.
“He’s been a slow maturer but he’s a horse that is an improving type, clean winded and sound,” Dabernig said.
“He’s got plenty of good attributes being so lightly raced.”