28 March 2017
After settling near the rear of the field from his back line draw, Messini sat three wide with cover for the last 1000 metres.
The son of Art Major then came with a rush to move up alongside the leader Im Corzin Terror and those two battled out the remainder of the race.
It was a very tight finish and on the line racecaller Lauchie McIntosh could not split the pair. The photo however came through in Messini's favour and he was victorious.
The time of 1:56 also smashed the previous track record.
It was the son of Art Major's 23rd lifetime win and takes his earnings to $584,359.