Described by many seasoned onloookers as the run of the race, Khaya Stables' Last Winter made up ten lengths plus in the final 200m of Saturday's Gr1 Sun Met, to finish within a half length of the lightly weighted star 3yo, Oh Susanna.
Dean said that the smart colt had pulled up sound on Sunday morning and thanked Lady Christine Laidlaw and Piere Strydom for playing a part in a magical moment – that almost turned out perfectly.
"We have no excuses. The draw was the gamebreaker in the end and we could have been a lot closer to winning the prestigious prize. But there are exciting things on the horizon for this very talented horse!"