Trainer Patrick Payne and Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil have taken out the Group Three Hobart Cup with consistent stayer Double You Tee.
Double You Tee who was the best backed runner late in markets stormed to the lead early in the straight and was able to hold off the Team McEvoy trained Classic Wei Wei and early Cup favourite Barade to land the Ladbrokes $250,000 Hobart Cup.
Jye McNeil in winning added another coveted Cup to his resume after shooting to stardom following his win in last years Melbourne Cup aboard Twilight Payment.
Double You Tee opened at $6.00 with Sportsbet and was crunched late into his closing fixed odds price of $3.10 whilst he paid as short as $2.90 on the TAB tote.
The son of Written Tycoon was a $115,000 Tasmanian Yearling Sale buy and sale topper for former trainer John Blacker.