Katelyn Mallyon drew level in the Melbourne apprentice’s title after partnering Vain Queen to win Heat 8 of the $80,000 All Victorian Sprint Series (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Mallyon joined Harry Coffey on 25 metro wins, with Jye McNeil a further two behind after he produced an excellent ride to steer home Crafty Cruiser for Bryce Stanaway earlier in the day.

The John Sadler-trained Vain Queen held sway over The Thief ($5) by nearly four-lengths, with Shanghai Warrior ($7.50) another three lengths farther back in third.

In an impressive performance, Vain Queen ($3.20F) stopped the clock at 1:02.42 just .33 seconds or two lengths outside the Flemington 1100m record held by Loveyamadly.

“She was brilliant today she gave herself a head start at the barriers, she lobbed straight there, travelled so comfortably, it was good to see her, those last three furlongs (600m) she really put it together,” Mallyon said.

“When she actually really let down she was laying in a little bit because she was going that fast I couldn’t really straighten her up, she was definitely in there on a mission and she’s a really good horse.

“I want to thank John for putting me on her it’s just like old days.”

Previously based at Flemington, John Sadler has moved his operation to Caulfield under the Aquanita Racing umbrella and the early results are reaping rewards.

Continuing his excellent run in the month of June, Sadler has trained six winners from 11 to race. 

Vain Queen has registered two of those wins, one at Moonee Valley by one-and-a-half lengths and Saturday’s rout where she simply ran her opposition of their legs. 

“Gee she was impressive, I just thought the firm ground might find her out a little bit, but I suppose I should be looking for positives instead of negatives,” Sadler said

“She was two for two up the straight and now she’s three for three.”

After two disappointing runs to open her campaign, which shelved a trip to Queensland, Vain Queen has responded in the best possibly fashion and appears on target for the $150,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) in two weeks time.

“I mean she’s won six out of eight now, five of them in town, so it would be lovely to get some Black-type for her owners so that when her day does finish she can head off to stud with that Black-type,” Sadler said.

“We had given some thought of taking her to Queensland to the mares race last week (Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara) but because she didn’t have too much luck in her first two runs we decided against it hence we’ve gone to the race at the Valley, we’ve gone to the race here and then into the final of this race in a fortnight which is Black-type.

She was really good, Katelyn rode her really well and she went to another level today I thought.“

Full results for Saturday's Flemington meeting can be found here