Yesterday's story from Werribee is not that unusual in the world of racing.
He is one of those frustrating horses who displays not outstanding, but decent ability in his track work – yet when it comes to racing he can do just about anything and everything wrong.
Dan was just about ready to call it a day with him, when his managing owner, Darrin Findlay suggested one more try. Thankfully for everyone involved the stars aligned and their persistence and patience paid off!
Damien Thornton gave him every single chance, driving him to the lead, controlling the pace and then fighting to the line.
Sea Ruler makes it Dan's second winner for the week by stallion, Captain Gerrard.