Anthony Darmanin drives Mystic Journey to victory (Image: Racing Photos)
The Tasmanian marvel Mystic Journey held off the might of the Godolphin stable to record a sensational victory in the inaugural All-Star Mile at Flemington on Saturday.
The three-year-old filly only won her way into the $5 million race via a wildcard earned through her Australian Guineas win two weeks ago and then established herself as among the best of her age in the country when she held off Hartnell and race favourite Alizee in a thrilling finish.
Mystic Journey encapsulated the spirit of The All-Star Mile as she was just an $11,000 purchase but had gradually forced her way to the top shelf. The $2.25m first prizemoney for The All-Star Mile took her earnings beyond $3m.
Celebrating the win alongside connections of the filly was Damien Murnane, who as the ambassador for the filly won $250,000.
WATCH: Mystic Journey's win