The-trained gelding has been a model of consistency without winning this season notching consecutive placings from his four outings this time in.
But driverused the four-year-old gelding's speed from the mobile to cross from gate five and from there on he led his rivals a merry chase.
Divas Delight (Bettors Delight-Draw Card) cruised to the line to score by over six metres from Cardinal Dreamer that trained the leader throughout with Saloon In Sight almost three metres away third.
"He got to the front tonight and that's made all the difference," said trainer.
"You can't say he hasn't been consistent this time in but he has always been a very honest little fella," he said.
The Eric Reece Memorial wasn't specifically targeted by the trainer.
"This race just came along at the right time for him but it is definitely a race that every trainer and owner wants to win because it is named after a politician who was described as a person for the battlers."
"It is definitely one race that everyone wants to win," Rattray said.
Driversaid his charge was always travelling like a winner.
"Once we led it was probably always going to be a matter of how far," the driver said.
"He has been racing well and deserved to win," he said.
The second heat was won by the Rod Burgess-trained Notimetothink that was resuming from a lengthy spell.
The gelding was partnered bywho allowed him to face the breeze throughout and he defied the tough run top hold on and score by metre from Reallyimaterminata with Podarkes a nose away third.
It was a tough effort by the Rod Burgess-trained gelding that was having his first start since April.
The third heat was taken out by Mighty Boy Coconut that also resuming from a lengthy spell.
It was the-trained five-year-old's first outing since June but he made the most of the inside draw (1) to lead and when Ford released the brakes at the top of the home straight he sped clear and hit the line about 20 metres clear of Gothic rage that trailed the winner throughout with Angkristy third just in advance of interstate invader me Mate Les that is prepared at Clyde by .
The final heat was won by Mes( -One For Me) that also led all the way although the margin was nowhere near as convincing at Mighty Boy Coconut's.
Meshad a battle for the early lead with Little Miss Feral but when that mare broke stride it left 's charge to stroll to the lead.
Messet a solid tempo and when challenged strongly in the home straight the -trained six-year-old gelding found enough to hold out Rorybeebellows and Gun Filly.
The Eric Reece Memorial final will be held in a fortnight at Tattersall's Park.