New Zealander Lion Tamer has claimed his second Australian Group One victory with a barnstorming display in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.
Last year’s Victoria Derby winner wore down Adelaide mare Southern Speed with Midas Touch third.
Trainer Murray Baker said Lion Tamer would head towards the Turnbull Stakes next on his way to the Melbourne Cup.
Michael Rodd warmed the seat on Lion Tamer for Hugh Bowman who was riding in Sydney where he took out the Group Two Tea Rose Stakes on Streama.
Lion Tamer’s win threw the spring hopes of several fancied Underwood runners into question with leading Cups hopes Lights Of Heaven, Shamrocker and Scarlett Lady in his wake.