The Gary Portelli trained Somepin Anypin justified his odds on starting quote when easily winning today’s Group 3 $150,000 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m).
Somepin Anypin was only horse the good judges wanted despite a wide alley and an unproven record over 1600m.
And if any horse was good enough they had their chance.
Jockey Jim Cassidy worked his way over to the front on the four-year-old and set a steady pace after drawing barrier 14 and jumping from 12.
Wily Queensland hoop Glen Colless aboard Adnocon (drawn 15) worked across with Somepin Anypin and settled second.
One of the widely drawn runners was always going to get the worst of it and Leica Larrikin drew the short straw.
It settled three wide without cover and was the first to give up when Cassidy urged Somepin Anypin before the home turn.
Others including Renewed Vitality and Zara Dancer,who had cushy positions just behind the leaders were expected to finish on.
But Cassidy, the pumper, had his gelding sailing in front and half way down the 282m Hawkesbury straight it was clear the race was over.
Adnocon faded, Renewed Vitality and Zara Dancer battled and it was left up to Willy Jimmy who had settled last, to finish on strongly and take second.
Somepin Anypin ($1.60) scored comfortably by four lengths from Willy Jimmy ($4.60) with Renewed Vitality ($12) a head away third.
Portelli will either progress to the Group 2 Villiers (1600m) next month or save Somepin Anypin for a crack at next year’s autumn carnival with the Doncaster Hcp the logical aim.