A MASTERFUL drive by the state's leading reinsmanresulted in an impressive win for Saloon In Sight at Tattersall's Park in Hobart tonight.
Saloon In Sight drew the pole position and settled behind the leader and favourite Mighty Jasper soon after the start but when the driver of the leader,, opted to hand up to Bridestar ( ) Rattray quickly got his charge off the fence and into the one-out-one-back position.
It proved to be the winning move because when Rattray eased Saloon In Flight three-wide to challenge in the back straight the last time he was able to put the favourite in a pocket.
Rattray waited until the top of the home straight before he made his move. Saloon In Flight dashed clear and had enough in reserve to stave off a late bid from Mighty Jasper to score by a metre with El Jays Messi third.
Saloon In Flight is trained by Zane Medhurst and owned by his wife Sally Medhurst.
The horse was one of a few promising pacers that were trained by the Medhurst's late sonwho was tragically killed in a car accident near Hobart last year.
Listen to what trainer Zane Medhurst had to say about Saloon In Flight's win.