ELLMERS Image continued his impressive run of form for The Lagoon’s Amanda Turnbull when flashing home to take out the Group 3 Mount Eden Stakes at Menangle on Saturday night.
A four-year-old feature race held over the mile, the honours looked set to go to $1.30 favourite Gotta Go Ya Hu as he led the way down the straight with Lauren Tritton in the gig.
But Turnbull, who had sat in the trail with her $7.30 prospect, worked clear with just over 200m to go.
Ellmers Image still had ground to make up, but a strong final 75m saw the Falcon Seelster x Ellmer Joy gelding snatch the honours by a half head.
His win came in a hot 1:51.4 mile rate – the final two splits covered in 26.4 and 26.9 seconds – and made it seven victories in his last eight starts for Turnbull.
It was also the first Group win on Australian soil for the New Zealand native.
To cap off the weekend, Turnbull drove a winning double at Parkes on Sunday.