"If ever a horse deserved a big Group 1 there's one there for you."
Menangle race caller Fred Hastings delivered a line many would agree with after Chris and Anthony Frisby claimed the $100,000 Bohemia Crystal Free For All (2,400 metres) at Saturday's Miracle Mile meeting with Our Uncle Sam.
Hastings certainly won't be alone in that sentiment.
The Bathurst trainer-driver combination have enjoyed a magical season with the Sportswriter gelding, who finished second in the Inter Dominion and Hunter Cup.
Now he's broken through at the top level to deliver the Frisbys the first Group 1 triumph of their careers.
He did so in record-breaking fashion, to boot.
Our Uncle Sam ($7) chased down Majordan ($16, Todd McCarthy) over the home stretch in a new track record of 1:52.3.
That's what you're in it for and it's a dream to have a horse like this, let alone win a Group 1.Anthony Frisby
The race finished in a Bathurst-trained 1-2 after Amanda Turnbull's Ellmers Image ($16) flew home along the pegs to finish a neck away from Our Uncle Sam.
The journey for Sam has been a surreal one for the Frisbys to take in.
He began his career in early 2016 with just one placing in his first six starts.
It was towards the end of the following year where Our Uncle Sam really picked up his game, racing well enough to earn a start in the Group 1 Chariots Of Fire.
Now, in this season alone, he's earned connections just shy of $250,000 in prizemoney.
"We've had a few horses that have been good enough to make Group 1 starts but never been able to execute. To finally get one is such a big thrill for the whole family," Anthony Frisby said.
"That's what you're in it for and it's a dream to have a horse like this, let alone win a Group 1.
"It's something you'll never forget."
Our Uncle Sam showed his tough qualities with more mid-race exertion on Saturday.
Anthony Frisby wasn't content to sit in the middle of the pack when the bell sounded.
He peeled out three wide to park without cover on the outside line while Majordan continued to lead the way.
Our Uncle Sam sat in front of race favourite Ashley Locaz ($2.60, Luke McCarthy) while Cash N Flow and Ellmers Image sat behind Majordan along the pegs.
Majordan picked up the speed with a 26.5 third quarter and carried a one length lead over Our Uncle Sam into the straight.
Ashley Locaz was well positioned to swoop past the pair but Our Uncle Sam had other ideas.
He battled on to get a half length past Majordan and held off a red hot Ellmers Image.
"They went hard over the back and we were feeling the pinch around the corner. I thought if I could get him to the straight without asking too much of him he could bulldog it to the line," Frisby said.
"He just kept giving and giving and he got it done."
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