Most of the talk pre race was about whether Jamie Kah would make it to the record setting total of 100 metro wins in a single season however it was Prebble who stole the headlines with a calm and collected win in the feature race of the day at Flemington.
A $41 shot in the race Mongolian Marshall was an outsider in the field, however a patient ride that allowed Prebble to get clear and storm over the top saw him take out the 1600m feature.
The win was a big one for the Marshall’s trainer Stewart Gower who achieved his 6th black type victory and a first in 8 years.
Mongolian Marshall benefited from a slow pace in front and was able to show an impressive turn of foot late to power past the Lindsay Park pair of Furrion and Biometric.
After the race Prebble was understandably bullish about his ride:
“He had a fair bit left,” Prebble said.
“He is really peaking now. Stuey has got him flying.
“He shouldn’t have been a 40-1 chance and he won like a five-bucker.
“Stuey has done a great job getting him back to this form.”
Prebble had been onboard Mongolian Marshall his last two starts and knew he need to hold the run till late with him winning last time out by the barest of margins.
“It was a long 300m last time when I got to the front on him so I bided my time,” Prebble said.
“I just felt the leader had a bit of a soft time of it today.
“It was a bit of a muddling sort of run race so I popped him out, got him into his gear without actually asking for his effort until I needed to.
“Then when I did, I gave him one ‘bang’ just to keep him straight … he went to the line without much encouragement.
“Now I know his tricks and there’s another win in him for sure. He’s a lovely horse.”