Preusker's remarkable rejuvenation of MONACO CONSUL

Horsham trainer Paul Preusker continued the remarkable rejuvenation of rising nine-year-old gelding MONACO CONSUL (pictured), who secured the biggest success of his career when winning the Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday, the highlight of Saturday's racing from around Australia.

Flemington held the spotlight with feature races and syndicator Australian Bloodstock also experiencing success with European import SIXTIES GROOVE who won over 2000 metres to bring up his maiden win Down Under. The five-year-old, has now won four of his 16 starts.

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock also had a winning double at Flemington, with the Weir-trained FALAGO and the Griffiths Racing trained MR MONEY BAGS, who made it two wins from his past three starts. MR MONEY BAGS took out the Silver Bowl Final for three-year-olds.

In Sydney, the Snowden Racing-trained juvenile HELAKU backed up his impressive victory at Muswellbrook with success at Randwick, his second from four starts. In the following race at Randwick, Danny Williams Racing produced promising horse HIGHWAY SIXTYSIX to win the Highway Handicap first-up. The filly had not raced since last November but was sent to the front by jockey Blake Shinn and appears destined for higher grade races with the nature of her win.

Father and son team Price Racing combined to produce a boilover with handy horse NOBLE JOEY at $26. The gelding, who has won seven of his 26 starts, was ridden by regular jockey Kathy O'Hara.

Kris Lees Racing also trained a winner at Randwick with ENVY OF ALL returning from a successful Queensland campaign to win over 1100m against her own age. The three-year-old daughter of Your Song has now won three of her 11 starts and more than $200,000 in prize money. Kris Lees Racing also had a winning double at Doomben on Saturday with PRINCESS POSH and HALLELUJAH BOY, signalling an intention to head to the Sunshine State with runners more often.

Gollan Racing had SHESEES EVERYTHING produce a dominant display first-up to win over 1050m on the Heavy surface in a race where promising stablemate MISS EXFACTOR ran third. The strength of the win means it is likely the filly by Star Witness can add to her record of two wins and five seconds from nine starts in her short career.

Flying Start Syndications were also in the winner's circle at Doomben on Saturday with the Rob Heathcote-trained six-year-old making it back-to-back wins and showing his liking for rain-affected going.

Racing in South Australia on Saturday was at Gawler and Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas continued their winning run with the ever consistent SO YOU TOO making it six wins from 22 starts and two from his past three. Kennewell Racing, who is in the process of establishing a base at Caulfield, also trained a winner with GOLD DENARI returned from a long spell to score over 1100 metres by half a length.

Chris Bieg Racing maintained his good strike rate with TEMPS VOLEUR bouncing back from an unplaced run with a double figure odds win over 17800 metres at Gawler on Saturday. The six-year-old was sent to the lead by apprentice Anna Jordsjo and was able to hold off the challengers in a tight finish.

In Perth, brothers Pearce Racing combined to train ESSENTIAL SPICE to a well-deserved victory. Ridden by the in-form Peter Knuckey, the daughter of Gingerbread Man had finished runner-up at her first two starts at Belmont in May and June.

Also at Belmont on Saturday, the Lindsey Smith Racing Stables-trained GREAT AGAIN brought up the hat-trick this preparation to score over 1200 metres, the gelding'™s second win at metropolitan level.

Keeping up the good record of miStable clients were Harvey Racing who trained MISTY METAL to make it four wins in a row. The lightly raced rising four-year-old has won six of her 11 starts and took her earnings past $200,000 with Saturday'™s win.

The fellow training partnership of Williams Racing also prepared a winner at Belmont, with RED ARMY proving too strong over 2000m to bring up his fourth win from eight starts.

Congratulations to all clients who found the winner's circle last weekend!