Scott Brunton with The Inevitable at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
They've conquered The All-Star Mile with Mystic Journey and now Tasmania will chase victory in another rich pop-up race in Sydney with talented galloper The Inevitable.
Scott Brunton's stable star returned to the track in devastating style at Flemignton on Saturday, edging out $1.75 favourite Assertive Approach to win first-up over 1000m.
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Brunton, who decided to bypass the Aurie's Star Handicap (1200m) in favour of the shorter first-up option, said the son of Dundeel would return to Tasmania before travelling to Sydney for October's Silver Eagle (1300m) in October and the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) in November.
A winner of the Listed Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) and Group 3 C.S. Hayes Stakes (1400m) as a three-year-old, Saturday's success was The Inevitable's sixth win from eight career starts.
"He's a serious racehorse this, don't worry about that," Brunton said.
"We were getting him ready for the Aurie's Star.
"Me and Teegs (partner Tegan Keys) have been over at Cranbourne with a few horses and she went back to do a bit of work with him and thought that he was maybe lacking a bit of fitness.
"So we dropped him back to the 1000m, sold it to the boys that we'd have a bet and it's worked out very good."
Dwayne Dunn, who piloted the previously undefeated Assertive Approach, said the gelding wanted to race a tad fiercely in the early stages of the race.
"That wind is actually quite brutal in that first half of the race, it smacks into us and he wanted to overdo it a bit," Dunn said.
"The winner had the right suck run behind me out of the breeze and was able to nail us late.
"I think my horse, with experience down the straight, will be much better for it going forward."