A DARING front-running ride from Brad Rawiller delivered Excites gelding Sistine Demon his fourth career win at start number 11 in yesterday’s VRC Western Health Handicap (1410m) at Flemington.
The four-year-old son of Group 1 winner Excites pinged the lids and went straight to the front before Rawiller upped the ante approaching the bend to set up what proved to be a decisive break.
“I was never concerned that anything would pick me up,” Rawiller said.
“This horse is on the up and has improved this preparation.”
Trainer Andrew Noblet said depending on how Sistine Demon pulls up he will aim for a 1600m race at Flemington next week or a similar race at Moonee Valley in a fortnight.
“This is his right time of the year,” said Noblet.
“He’s fit and in good form and has a little bit of confidence now.”
Sistine Demon’s Melbourne victory concluded a two-State double for Excites whose talented daughter Sweet Serendipity scored at Kembla in New South Wales.
The Jason Coyle trained three-year-old proved too strong for her rivals under her 58kg drawing on for an impressive 0.8-lens win.
Saturday’s effort is Sweet Serendipity’s second win in only four starts alongside her crushing 2.8-lens win in the rich Scone 2YO Challenge in May.