Under-rated sprinter Prost continued Patinack Farm’s recent run of success in Queensland with a narrow win at Doomben.
Ridden by Ric McMahon, Prost produced a dazzling finish to edge out God’s Window by a neck in Saturday’s Coca-Cola Amatil Handicap (1200m).
The Patinack Farm stable has been in great form with Brett Killion now in charge of Nathan Tinkler’s Queensland operation.
“That’s our ninth winner in the city so far and hopefully there’s plenty more to come,” said Killion who was a long time foreman for Gai Waterhouse in Sydney.
Prost was having his first start since finishing fifth to Melbourne filly Vareena Miss at Doomben on May 21 but Killion was always confident the five-year-old was ready for a strong first-up showing.
“The track is on fire and he’s a very good fresh horse,” Killion said.
“We came here with a lot of confidence that he’d at least run second, if not win.
“I thought coming to the home turn when he was so far back he was still a good chance of picking them up.”
McMahon, who replaced suspended apprentice Tim Bell, believes Prost has many more wins in store after clocking a sizzling 1 minute 8.9 seconds.
It was only fractionally outside Lion Hunter’s class record of 1:08.51 set in September 1996.
“He was bolting coming to the home turn but I thought the leader kicked and stole a march on us,” McMahon said.
“I liked the way he let down well in the straight and there’s more wins ahead for him this campaign.