Damien Oliver has scored his first Caulfield Guineas win as a jockey since 1990, after riding favourite Anamoe to victory.
- Oliver steered Anamoe to victory ahead of Captivant and Artorius
- He last won the Guineas as a jockey on board Centro 31 years ago
- Anamoe is trained by James Cummings
Thirty-one years after triumphing on board Centro, Oliver guided the Godolphin-owned Anamoe — trained by James Cummings — to an impressive win in the $2 million, 1,600-metre race.
Oliver — who had to contend with a wide draw — positioned the three-year-old colt perfectly in the straight, before launching a barnstorming finish over the final 200m.
Anamoe finished half a length ahead of second-placed Captivant, with Artorius third.
It was Oliver’s 123rd group-one win.
“It probably panned out the way I hoped,” Oliver said after the race.
“I was hoping to find the back of Captivant. He’s a good horse and he could take me into the race three-wide with cover.
“It doesn’t always work out the way you want it but it did today.
“He’s (Anamoe) a nice momentum-building horse and he was able to unleash a good finish down the outside.”
Anamoe may be considered for a run in the Cox Plate on October 23.