Mulcaster Bloodstock enjoyed a memorable day at Flemington with Index Linked and Instrumentalist both scoring impressive victories.
Index Linked eased in betting to $2.80 but defied the drift to easily account for his rivals in the 2000m contest.
Under the guidance of leading jockey Glen Boss, Index Linked settled back towards the tail of the field before improving in to the clear around the turn and displaying a superior turn of foot in the concluding stages.
“The further we got into the race he really switched off and when I asked him to come up on the bridle and sprint, he was instant,” Boss said.
“He was very soft, he beat them easily.
“Chris pulled the right rein in bringing him down here and there might be another race for him.”
Stable foreperson Justine Hales indicated that Index Linked was likely to contest another 2000m race at Flemington on New Years Day.
Index Linked has now won just short of $300,000 in prizemoney and recorded six wins and six placings from 19 starts.