Jockey Blaike McDougall captured the biggest win of his career so far at Caulfield on Saturday.
McDougall partnered the Peter Moody-trained Oxley Road to victory in the $300,000 Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1200m).
Moody also enjoyed one of his biggest days after winning his first Caulfield Cup with Incentivise who is now a $2.30-favourite for the Melbourne Cup after the arrogant victory.
McDougall made the move without his young family to Victoria in August as he looked to establish himself in the state and compete against some of the nation's most talented hoops.
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He said the Group 2 success was vindication of the move.
"I moved down here for that, but it's come a bit quicker than what we anticipated and yeah, it does justify it, for sure," McDougall told Racing.com
"The support since I've come down here has been overwhelming. Especially from Peter Moody."
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