Another Shining Winner for Northern Meteor

 In 2013

The Anthony Cummings trained Shine On dashed home from off the pace to score a narrow head victory in the 1550 metre at Canterbury on Wednesday, breaking the ice at his fifth start.

Placed second twice previously last campaign, the son of Northern Meteor has always shown ability and his trainer was not surprised by the win.

“He’s had quite a few bad gates and has been unlucky, but today he had a good gate, got the right run and won,” said Cummings, who harbours a long range Victoria Derby plan for the gelding.

“He’ll keep stepping up in distance and will only improve.”

A homebred for Gooree Stud, Shine On is the third winner for Pilya (USA), a minor winner by Gulch from the family of US Group I winners Stately Don and Manila.

Shine On is the 25th first crop winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor.