The Trevor Andrews-trained Lucky Street defied a betting drift to score an imposing maiden victory in the Seacorp 2YO Plate (1000m) at Belmont yesterday.
The Oratorio colt was settled outside of the lead by jockey Paul Harvey before putting his rivals to the sword with devastating sprint inside the final 200m.
At the line Lucky Street held a 4 ¾ length margin over Grand Plan with a further neck separating third placegetter Tworeen.
“I just watched the price before the race and I thought a wheel must have fallen off,” said Andrews.
“I couldn’t believe he got the blows like that but he raced like we thought he would.
“I have had a good opinion of this horse all the way through and his work on Tuesday was super.”
Lucky Street bounced back and atoned after an unlucky sixth behind Fremond when stepping out for his maiden appearance a fortnight ago.
“He was luckless at his first start but he came away from the race without a hard run,” said Andrews.
“He learnt from the experience and is a good horse with a bright future.”
Saxon filly Grand Plan chased strongly and attacked the line well from the rear of the field.
Tworeen ran her second consecutive placing when running on for fourth at the turn.
Red hot favourite Fremond ran fourth but was slow out of the gates and had no luck in running.