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“It was a great effort,” the jockey said on Racing.com post-race.
“The thing I was most impressed about today was in his parade he was very fresh and very well, went to the gates really keen, and I was a little bit worried he might be doing the same in the run.
“Once we pressed forward, it was a moderate tempo and he responded to coming back and relaxing really well, which is great for him because he's going to get over more ground.
“I think he's got a nice-enough future as a stayer.”
McNeil said that the galloper's “natural gate speed” took a lot of bad luck out of the equation, allowing the horse to run freely and win like his odds-on quote suggested he would.
“He put himself in that position,” he said.
“He's still a little bit green with his legs, he was changing and swapping and doing things a little bit backwards still – that'll come with experience.”
Markets have not yet been released for the Victoria Derby.