Winter star Fifth Edition will be given a well earned spell after winning the feature Free-For-All pace at Addington last night.
Driven confidently by Dexter Dunn, Fifth Edition was sent straight to the front from his wide draw. He then controlled the pace before kicking strongly in the straight to hold off a sustained bid from the smart Someardensomewhere.
Fifth Edition paced the 1950 metre journey in a slick 2-21.6 (1-56.3), suggesting that he will still be competitive when some of the more seasoned free-for-all types return next season.
The four-year-old son of Mach Three, who has proved to be a revelation during the colder months winning seven of his last eleven starts, will now enjoy a brief let-up before being set for feature racing in November.
Trainer Cran Dalgety has highlighted the Junior Free-For-All on Cup Day as a possible target.
Fifth Edition was one of two winners for Dalgety, who was also victorious in the last race with Digital Art, bringing his season earnings as a trainer in excess of $1 million dollars.
He is also now just 19 wins shy of joining a select few to achieve 1000 training wins in New Zealand.
By Mitchell Robertson