Glen Boss celebrating Bivouac's Newmarket Handicap win (Image: Racing Photos)
Bivouac reaffirmed why he should be considered Australia's best three-year-old sprinting colt for this season with a dominant victory in Saturday's $1.25 million Group 1 Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.
Trained by Godolphin's Australian head trainer James Cummings, Bivouac was expertly handled by Glen Boss, who cuddled the son of Exceed And Excel to the clocktower before accelerating clear of his rivals.
"He didn't put a foot wrong," Boss said.
"He broke beautifully, he got into a lovely trail and that was ridiculous how easily he won - he gave me a lovely ride.
"It is very rare against that quality of opposition you walk away with a victory that easily.
"From the 300 metres to the 100 metres, geez they went quick and he really turned it on."
Bivouac ($5.50) defeated Loving Gaby ($4.80) by 2.5 lengths, with G1 Black Caviar Lightning winner Gytrash ($10) best of the older horses, a further length away in third.
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G1 Oakleigh Plate runner-up Zoutori ($13) and G2 Autumn Stakes runner-up Banquo ($41) were next over the line, with last year's G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) winner Exceedance ($3.30 favourite) finishing sixth after settling in the second half of the pack.
"He was just in an awkward spot for the first half of the race," said Dwayne Dunn, rider of Exceedance, who like Bivouac carried 54kg.
"I went back left to get the bit better going and it was a good effort. If it had've worked out better then he would have finished better."
Bivouac has now met Exceedance on five occasions this season for three victories - his other wins coming in the G2 Run to the Rose (1200m) and G1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill.