Grand veteran Sneakyn Down Under dismissed retirement plans when he produced a stylish front running display to notch his third win in the $35,000 Howard Porter Memorial Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park last night.
The $2.10 favourite, trained and driven by Darren Duffy, beat Franco Renegade by 3.5 metres and Shardons Rocket finished a further 1.5 metres back in third place.
Duffy said he recently decided 10-year-old Sneakyn Down Under would be retired before Gloucester Park's summer carnival.
"Tonight's win indicated he's as good as ever," Duffy sad. "Retirement has been shelved and he'll race again next year.
"I'll start him again within the next fortnight and then he can have a break before tackling more assignments."
Sneakyn Down Under has won at 25 of 82 starts and earned stakes totalling $421,000.
He is the only horse to win more than one Howard Porter Memorial since the race was inaugurated 35 years ago.
The event was first won in 2009 by Sneakyn Down Under, who later took fright in a storm and injuries prevented him from starting for two years. He came back and won again last year.