Danny O’Brien’s already successful season just keeps getting better after one of the country’s most in-form stables snared a double at Flemington on Saturday.
O’Brien trained Fabric ($6) to win the PFD Food Services and then a little over an hour later saddled Order Of Command to his first stakes success when he ran clear to score in the Listed Hilton Nicholas Straight Six (1200m).
The double took O’Brien to 27 Melbourne wins for the season, which has him placed seventh in the premiership race.
O’Brien said he was enjoying his season where he figures he is striking in the metropolitan area at an astonishing 20 per cent.
"We’ve got a nice group of young horses and the mix between (training properties) Barwon Heads and Flemington is working well,’’ he said.
Order Of Command ($4.60), who was ridden by Damien Oliver, took his earnings to about $400,000 from just 15 starts when he stormed home late to grab Milwaukee ($8.50) with the $31 roughie Sirius Suspect grabbing third place.
O’Brien said he might ease back off the horse now and set him for some straight races in the spring after winning his third straight race on Saturday.
The $2.20 favourite Haunted settled in the second half of the field and showed no zip late and wound up beating just one horse home.
Order Of Command and Damien Oliver, picture Quentinjlang.com