Ocean Beyond salutes at big odds in Straight Six

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It was an absolute boil-over in the Listed (1200m) at on Saturday, with getting the spoils on the stands' rail.

Sent out as a $30 chance with online betting sites, the Stawell-based sprinter defeated two $71 hopes – Crestani and – while filled the first four.

The well-backed favourite was disappointing after leading, while found little galloping room in the concluding stages.

It was all honours to the winner though, with the Andrew Bobbin-trained four-year-old winning in good style under .

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“I thought I'd get the back of the favourite (Front Page) with but it didn't really travel and then I swapped onto the back of Luke (Nolen, Sirius Suspect) and I was just looking for a way to get out without causing any interference and I had a lap full of horse, I was travelling the best of anyone at the 200m,” Meech said.

Meech also said it was a big thrill to win for young trainer Andrew Bobbin, who was able to celebrate his first Stakes winner at headquarters.

“It's a great feeling,” she continued.

“He's young, he's on the way up, he's so positive.

“He's a joy and a to ride for. I've been to his farm a couple of times, the way he's turned it around in the last twelve months is unreal. It's got to be seen to be believed what he's doing.”

While it was a “joy and a pleasure” for Meech, Bobbin said today's win was a “highlight” in his short career.

“This is what I always wanted to do,” he said.

“To win one here is certainly a highlight.

“He (Ocean Beyond) showed plenty of promise early, once he came to our place he's just thriving in the country environment.

“He looks like a mountain goat, he's that wooly and rough looking, but he lives outside in a yard and clearly it's working.”

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