Boban has returned to winning form to deny It’s A Dundeel in the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm.
With jockey Glyn Schofield in the saddle for the first time this campaign, Boban lifted on two unplaced returning runs to cut down It’s A Dundeel.
Boban’s stablemate Hawkspur ran on from last to take the minor placing, icing trainer Chris Waller’s fourth-straight win in the weight-for-age race.
“Glyn rode the horse with confidence and that’s been the turning point of this horse’s career,” Waller said.
Schofield’s triumph came 20 minutes after his son Chad rode Lankan Rupee to victory in the Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.
Boban has now won three Group One races since his transfer 12 months ago to Waller.
The four-year-old started $4.80 with It’s A Dundeel ($1.85) the well-supported favourite.
Jockey James McDonald had It’s A Dundeel parked midfield before urging the entire forward to lead the field into the straight.
He established a clear lead but was unable to hold off Boban’s surge.