Flying Artie has upset a field of top sprinting three-year-olds, including stablemate Extreme Choice, to win the Group One Coolmore Stakes.
Sent out as a $10 chance, Flying Artie threaded his way through the field at Flemington on Saturday for jockey Hugh Bowman.
He chimed in late before scoring from the heavily backed Astern ($2.80), with Star Turn ($4.60) taking the minor placing.
“He will only improve as he matures,” Bowman said of the Mick Price-trained colt.
“He’s the real deal physically, but I think mentally he appreciated being able to snug in behind them and exposed late.
“It was a dominant win and it spells very exciting things for a bright future.”