It was a driving finish, with a luckless beaten favourite behind, as Tarka got his head down in time to down Dealmaker.
Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts' runs in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.
James McDonald (Tarka): “I couldn’t believe everyone gave this horse none, I said to my manager it’s not easy for a three-year-old to win with 61kg.
“He had so much improvement and he’s really toughed it out today, he could be a real Derby horse.
“He’s got so much untapped potential, he’s the ultimate professional, he’s got a really good turn of foot, but you have to ask for it. I wasn’t sure if I got there, but it’s 1-0 to JMac.”
Hugh Bowman (Dealmaker): “Delighted with him. Progressive type of horse and the best is still ahead of him.”
Kerrin McEvoy (The Autumn Sun): The run was neat but when I aimed up to go between them he just sort of shirked the task. Picked himself off the canvas and got going which is some attribute on ground like that.''
Rachel King (Dio D'oro): “Not a bad run, I think he just needs a proper spell now.”
Luke Currie (Irukandji): “Bit slow out but hit the line good.”
Tommy Berry (Master Ash): “I was beaten a long way out with the track, he just didn’t handle it at all.”
Brett Prebble (Danawi): “It was okay, he just really struggled in the ground. He couldn’t get his feet in from the start. Back on top of the ground he’ll be right.”
Jason Collett (Toulouse): “He’s no relation to Conarchie. No good in the ground.”
Andrew Adkins (Mizzy): “Tried hard. I still think she’s a better horse with a bit of a sit but the option we were dealt with today out of the barriers when she began so well we had to go forward. She’s going to improve to be a really nice horse.”