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Son of a gun salutes with his first metropolitan winner

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Young reinsman Sean O’Sullivan achieved a career milestone when he landed his first metropolitan win after Angus Indiana completed a hat trick of wins in the Logical Staffing Solutions Pace Final at Melton.

ANGUS INDIANA winning the Logical Staffing Solutions Pace Final
ANGUS INDIANA winning the Logical Staffing Solutions Pace Final Picture: HRV

O'Sullivan allowed Angus Indiana to lob along at the rear of the field before embarking on a three wide sojourn around the field with a lap to travel.

Despite covering extra ground, Angus Indiana ($4.20) raced to the lead with 100 meters to travel and held on to score by a head from Silver Mystique with Im Wesley three meters away third.

O'Sullivan conceded it wasn't an easy steer on the Scott Rains trained pacer.

"It was a bit of hard drive a hard race but it was worth it in the end, my first metro win," O'Sullivan said.

O'Sullivan said the son of Heston Blue Chip overcame the inevitable mid race move.

"I was thinking when I got back to last that it's going to be hard from here and I'm going to have to make a move at some point and that was the game plan going into the race," he said.

"I didn't really expect the favorite to go around again and sit outside and I was a bit worried at that point but once I got outside that horse he was full of running, even after going pretty hard that first half.

He went really good, real super."

O'Sullivan said he was glad to retain the drive after steering the horse to victory at his previous outing.

"I won with him last start at Yarra Valley and Scotty rang me and told me that he would keep me on for the final and I was pretty pleased with that," he said.

O'Sullivan cited the support he has received from trainer Glen Bull.

"It's my best season so far, I think this is my 18th win and I'm happy that Glen has given me a go and it's a big thrill for me," he said.

The 22-year-old is the son of 2017 Gordon Rothacker Medallist and Hall Of Fame Inductee Jim O'Sulllivan.

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