The opening race proved to be a triumph for Lindsay Park as they provided the first two across the line with Crosshaven fending off stablemate Aysar who looked certain to beat him in the closing stages.
Co-trainer Ben Hayes said he was thrilled they had quinellaed the event and the stable was lucky to have two classic horses.
“Crosshaven got passed by Aysar but he kicked back. I think it’s a good sign of a quality horse,” Hayes said.
Crosshaven ($3.50) defeated Aysar ($2.20 fav) by a neck with Endanger ($12) and Horrifying ($51) dead-heating for third.