Centennial Park won the final race on Victoria Derby day at Flemington, Blake Shinn conjuring a late run to defeat McClintock in a blanket finish.McClintock, ridden by Glyn Schofield, looked home and hosed inside the final 100 metres of the Group III AAMI Business Insurance Stakes, but Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Shinn produced the winner to put his nose in front on the line.
Sniper's Bullet, runner-up to All Silent in the race last, and veteran galloper Royal Ida, placed in the race the year before, dead-heated for third place.
'He missed the break, but it suited him ... he's got a very good turn of foot,' winning trainer David Payne said of Centennial Park.
'He's always a slow starter but he's got a very good turn of foot, so I knew he'd finish it off but I thought he might have been a bit far back.
'He's a very good horse and he'll go to the paddock now, he's done enough.'
Centennial Park has won six of his 12 starts, including the Listed Darby Munro Stakes at Rosehill last autumn and three of his four starts this preparation.
Shinn described Centennial Park as a lovely laid-back horse who didn't help himself by being slow away in his races.