Group 1 Railway Stakes winner Scales Of Justice has shown that he’s back better than ever with a dominant second-up victory in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.
After being narrowly beaten first-up by Rock Magic, Scales Of Justice was backed into $1.30 prior to the commencement of race 7.
With a lack of speed in the race, the four-year-old was able to lead comfortably from barrier 5 and dictate terms through the early stages.
With that lack of pressure, jockey Daniel Staeck looked very confident as he started to let the Group 1 winner click through his gears and extend his margin as they turned for home.
The soft victory replicated a track gallop for Scales Of Justice, who has still to finish worse than third from his sixteen career starts.
Speaking post-race, trainer Lindsey Smith said happiness was the most prominent emotion after a performance like that.
“It’s always good to see him win and he won quite well, it’s always a happy time”.
Next on the agenda will be stepping up to 2000m as he tries to win the Group 3 Strickland Stakes in a fortnight.
The four-year-old has never raced further than 1600m, but Smith was quick to dismiss any concerns regarding the step up in distance.
“I don’t think the 2000m will be an issue, if he can run that right out then it’s a wide-open road looking forward”
Winning jockey Dan Stae...