Brisbane jockeys Larry Cassidy and Michael Cahill hope their quinella at Doomben is an omen for when they clash again next week in a New Zealand Group One.
Cassidy made the most of an inside barrier to guide Raiden (Foxwedge) to a neck win to Cahill's mount Intrinsic (So You Think) in the Tropical Fresh Plate (1110m).
Cassidy will link with Sydney trainer Chris Waller to ride Endless Drama (Lope de Vega) while Cahill will venture across the Tasman to ride Bostonian (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) at Otaki next Saturday.
It will be a home coming for Cassidy who learned his trade in New Zealand before going to Australia where he has ridden 43 Group One winners and won premierships in Sydney and Brisbane.
"I ride for Chris when I can and I always get reminded I was the jockey when Winx won the first of her 30 races in a row," Cassidy said.
"Obviously to ride for Chris in a Group one is a real buzz."
Cahill, who has ridden seven winners in the past three days, will reunite with the Pike-trained Bostonian after achieving Australian stakes success with the four-year-old gelding last year.
"I won the Daybreak Lover Stakes and the Sunshine Coast Stakes on Bostonian in the winter. I have only been to Wellington once before so I am really looking forward to it," Cahill said.
Newcastle trainer Kris Lees trained both Raiden and Intrinsic and it continued the good run of his Gold Coast satellite stable. -AAP