Sebrakate will be spelled ahead of next season’s spring carnival after winning his third race in his juvenile season.
The colt by Sebring led throughout in the $125,000 Cobcroft Support National Jockeys Trust Trophy (1200m) when resuming from a spell.
Craig Williams dictated terms aboard Sebrakate who was having his seventh start in a race that contained six first-starters.
Sebrakate ($3.20 favourite) ambled through the first 600 metres in 37.18 seconds before dashing home in 33.72 seconds to win by two lengths.
St Edward’s Crown ($7.50) closed strongly from her rearward position to finish second with Miami Bound ($7.50) a further head away in third.
“He went to the front and grabbed that race by the scruff of the neck and it was a really good win,” David Hayes said, who trains Sebrakate in partnership with Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
“He was a bit unlucky not to be placed in the Magic Millions and he got beaten a head by a (Golden) Slipper winner (Kiamichi) so that’s good form for a race like this.
“He’d get too much weight this time of year being a three-time two-year-old winner so we’ll back off him and set him for the spring,” he added.
Sebrakate and Craig Williams, picture Quentinjlang.com