Enzo’S Lad In Successive Gr 1 Telegraphs

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Enzo's Lad has caused an upset by the barest margin to defend the Group One at in in which Australian mare has finished 10th of the 18 runners.

The Michael and -trained Enzo's Lad pipped Ferrando to win by a nose in a result that took several minutes to be announced.

His , who recently returned to New Zealand after a stint in , was already back in the jockeys' room when he heard he had won.

“That's unbelievable,” McNab said.

“They didn't call it and didn't call it and I didn't want a dead-heat.

“I just threw my gear everywhere, it's just unreal.

“What a horse. I was coming down just before he got over the and I was just bolting but then he stumbled a bit.

“He mustered again real quick and when I got out, I thought ‘here goes the big boy'.

“I felt like I was going to get past, but I was running out of time – that's just unreal.”

was overjoyed and surprised Enzo's Lad was at 30-1 in the 1200m-dash.

“We went into the race with a lot of confidence as he went massive at his last start,” he said.

“I was annoyed last year when he wasn't a candidate for sprinter-miler of the year as people had described that field as the best in twenty years.

“He's come out today and beaten an even better field, so I think he deserves some sort of recognition for that.

“He might come back now and have a crack next year. If you only win one race a year, but it's a Group One, then it's worth racing horses.”

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