Dissident capped a day to remember for trainer Peter Moody with a stunning victory in the $400,000 Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) on Saturday’s Caulfield program.

The win followed Moody’s earlier triumph with Flamberge in the Group 3 Theshark.com.au Stakes (1100m) and preceded the win of Weinholt in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill in Sydney.

Moody said Dissident would now head to the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in a fortnight’s time.

“He’s a high-class colt and the world’s his oyster now, that was a top class field and he put them to the sword and really got the job done,” Moody said.

“He’s mixed it with the best of his age and everyone’s had a doubt on that form but he’s taken on the good old weight-for-age horses here and he’s dead-set put them to the sword.

“He deserves his place in any weight-for-age field in the country on the back of that performance.”

Though the four-year-old son of Sebring holds an entry for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) in October, Moody said he has ‘strong doubts’ over the horse’s ability to run 2000m.

Jumping straight to the early lead for jockey Ben Melham, Dissident ($12) eventually settled in the box seat before Melham switched him across the leaders’ heels and into the clear at the top of the straight.

Racing to the front with 150m left to travel, Dissident sprinted clear over the concluding stages to record a two-and-a-quarter length win over Sweet Idea ($8), with Puissance De Lune ($8) running on strongly into third a further half-neck away.

Speaking after securing the sixth Group 1 of his career, jockey Ben Melham said he’d been waiting a long time to repay Moody for giving him his first Group 1 aboard Black Caviar in the 2010 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m).

“He’s a good trainer Pete (Moody) and he’s been a big supporter of mine the whole way through,” Melham said.

“They ran along at a decent clip today but that suits (Dissident’s) style, he’s not a horse that you can stop and start on, you’ve got to keep him rolling and he really powered through the line today.

“He’s a big, gross horse and I’m sure there’s improvement to come from him.”

$4.20 favourite Boban could only manage fifth after racing three-wide throughout the race.

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