Last year's New Zealand Oaks winner Fanatic scores on Cup day at Flemington.
Rich Hill Stud stallion Shocking has completed a memorable Melbourne Cup day double.
Eight years after the son of Street Cry won the 3200-metre Flemington feature, his daughter Fanatic has claimed top honours in an undercard staying contest.
She triumphed in the Gr. 1 New Zealand Oaks for Te Awamutu trainers Graeme Sanders and Debbie Sweeney before transferring to the powerful Victorian operation of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
Today’s win over 2800 metres in the hands of Kiwi jockey Michael Walker came at her sixth start from her new quarters.
“She was in season at her last start, so we were looking for her to bounce back,” said Jack Kiernan, son of Taranaki breeder-owner Sean.