Nova100 Trophy Wrap
1st: Power Scheme (Jye McNeil/Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes)
2nd: Beehunter (Jordan Childs/John Sadler)
3rd: Right You Are (Damien Oliver/Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr)
Winning Time: 1:36.17 Last 600m: 35.95
Margins: Short-Neck x ½ Head
Lexus Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil and Kennedy Oaks winning stable Lindsay Park combined to win the Nova100 Trophy on the final day of Cup week with Power Scheme.
The gelded son of Fiorente held off a wall of horses in a driving finish to the mile contest, with the John Sadler-trained Beehunter and the Mick Price/Michael Kent Jr-trained Right You Are finishing a neck away in second and third.
Co-trainer Tom Dabernig said it has been a terrific finish to the Spring.
“It was a little bit of a quiet start to the spring but we’ve finished off well and we couldn’t be happier. There’s been some big shoes to fill (Colin and David) but it feels like a second home here at Flemington. We’ve been here a long time so it is always nice to get winners on your home track.”
The tough victory continues to add to jockey Jye McNeil’s remarkable Melbourne Cup Carnival, having won Tuesday’s Lexus Melbourne Cup aboard Twilight Payment.
“It’s been life changing. Things have been pretty crazy since Tuesday, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”