Shelby Sixtysix claims Maurice McCarten Stakes

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Rule Of Law's win streak came to an end on Saturday, as Shelby Sixtysix proved too good for the race favourite in the Group 3 McCarten Stakes (1100m) at .

The five-year-old gelding was given a terrific ride by Tommy Berry, who put his mount in a great spot from barrier one.

The son of started a $6 chance with online bookmakers and maintained a good strong run along the fence to defeat Rule Of Law and Gravina by 1.25 lengths.

Trained by , Shelby Sixtysix has now won $430,000 in prizemoney and looks likely to tackle The Galaxy next start.

β€œI'm just blown away. I can't believe it. It's incredible,” Williams said

β€œBloody oath. At this stage we will (go to The Galaxy).

β€œThe horse always comes first and we will see how he comes through it.

β€œHe laid down for two days after the other day and it looked as tough a run today as it was the other day. He was on sheer heart the last bit.”

Shelby Sixtysix has been in a rich vein of form of late, winning two races from his past three starts and running second in the Challenge Stakes last Saturday, splitting and .

Tommy Berry says that the horse has shown plenty of ability, so to win a Group 3 with him was a great buzz and well .

β€œEven when he won his I think he ran the quickest last 600m of the whole day. As we know it was pretty strong racing on that card,” Berry said.

β€œI can't really take any credit for that, all credit goes to Danny and his team. Tell me a better looking horse in the yard today? He looked amazing, he felt amazing.”

Shelby Sixtysix is now a $17 chance for The Galaxy, with that market topped by Isotope.

The Galaxy will be run at Rosehill Gardens over 1100m next Saturday, which will be the fifth weekend in a row that the horse will race.

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