Brett Prebble celebrates Lunar Fox's win (Image: Racing Photos)
Brett Prebble declared there was 'no better feeling' after winning the $200,000 Group 2 MSS Security Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) aboard Lunar Fox at Flemington on Saturday.
Lunar Fox is trained by Terry and Karina O'Sullivan at Stawell. Prebble was apprenticed to Terry as a fledging rider and his son, Thomas, strapped Lunar Fox at Flemington, as per his last-start maiden victory at Ballarat on February 23.
"It's wonderful riding for my old boss, he started me and made me," Prebble said.
Lunar Fox defeated Larimer Street by three-quarters of a length, with the luckless Ole Kirk a further nose away in third.
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Terry O'Sullivan and Prebble combined to win the Sires' Produce when the race was held at Group 1 level with Winestock in 2003.
"We had a hell of a day that day and I think we're going to have just as good day today even though it's a Group 2, we're still happy," Terry O'Sullivan said as owners cheered by the winner's stall.
"He couldn't have ridden him any better than what he did just then."
Lunar Fox, a colt by Foxwedge, is likely to be spelled following his MSS Security Sires' Produce Stakes victory after having four starts this year.
The last VRC Sires' Produce winner to contest the Golden Slipper was Running Tall, who then finished 11th behind Sepoy in 2011.
Ole Kirk was the eye-catcher from the race, the debut winner of the Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) displaying a tendency to lay inwards while Dwayne Dunn found it difficult to steer a passage through the field from his trailing spot.
"I thought I was giving him the right thing (run), but the runs just didn't open up today. He should have won easily," Dunn said.