Cory Parish returns to scale after winning on  Jacquinot Bay (Image: Racing Photos)

Cory Parish returns to scale after winning on Jacquinot Bay (Image: Racing Photos)

Jacquinot Bay the new Zero

Jacquinot Bay has taken over the role as Lindsay Park’s most durable veteran after the 10-year-old broke an 18-month drought with a stirring win at Flemington on Saturday.

Adding to the merit of Jacquinot Bay’s performance – where he thumped his rivals by nearly three lengths – was the fact that Saturday’s run was the horse’s 18th start for the preparation stretching back to last March.

‘’He is a remarkable old horse,’’ co-trainer Ben Hayes said. ‘’He’s the next Extra Zero. He just loves being in training.’’

The stable only recently retired Extra Zero last month with the 11-year-old bowing out of racing with 109 starts to his name and $1.75 million in earnings.

Jacquinot Bay is a year younger and has a way to go to match his former stablemate as Saturday’s win was just his 71st start. He has earnings of more than $1.1 million.

On Saturday, Caulfield Cup winning rider Cory Parish managed to take Jacquinot Bay ($4.20) to an easy lead in the Seascay Handicap and he rated the horse perfectly as he strolled clear inside the 200 metre mark to establish a winning break.

Jacquinot Bay’s career as a racehorse started in 2012 when he won his first four races at Goulburn for the late trainer Guy Walter.

As for Extra Zero, co-trainer Tom Dabernig explained the horse had moved into eventing and was showing a deal of promise.