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A last to first win by Deprive kept his perfect Randwick record intact when he stormed home to win the Group 3 $500,000 Camera House Sydney Stakes (1200m) today.

Deprive.above, in blue colours with white cap, kept his perfect Randwick record intact with a win in the Sydney Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Deprive.above, in blue colours with white cap, kept his perfect Randwick record intact with a win in the Sydney Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Deprive made it six wins from six starts at Randwick and in the process was able to lower the colours of the odds on favourite Brutal who finished a close up third.

Splitting the pair in a three way finish was the most consistent mare Champagne Cuddles who was also in the tough fight in the run to the line.

“This horse (Deprive) has just been going really well,” Cummings said.

“He was our galloping partner for out Everest runner Alizee last week. Has undefeated at Randwick and now he is still undefeated at Randwick.”

Deprive ($9) jumped from barrier twelve in the thirteen horse field and Hugh Bowman elected to settle the James Cummings trained five year old near the tail of the field.

Bowman was happy to wait until heads were turned for home before easing Deprive to the centre of the track to wind up and gather in the leaders.

Tommy Berry had to work overtime on Brutal ($1.95 favourite) who was gradually getting the upper hand on Deprive’s stablemate Home Of The Brave ($8.50) but couldn’t hold out Deprive and Champagne Cuddles ($7).

Nash Rawiller on Champagne Cuddles fired in a protest against the winner Deprive after things got tight over the concluding stages, but the objection was quickly dismissed.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.