Luck's a fortune for Yendall

Despite a poor second-up record No Jurisdiction proved too strong for the $75,000 AGL Renewable Energy Trophy (1620m) field at Flemington on Saturday.

No Jurisdiction was ridden off the pace by Dean Yendall, who replaced jockey James Winks in the saddle following the latters fall earlier in the day, and showed great judgement making his move not a stride too early.

Peeling to the outside turning for home No Jurisdiction had the last shot at race favourite Kallogg eventually wearing the leader down over the concluding stages to score by a head with a few lengths back to the third placed Wind Shear.

Although No Jurisdiction enjoyed only a short spell before returning in late April at Flemington O'Brien believes that the spelling environment was crucial with the milers longevity.

"He has had a very long prep but has spent a bit of time at the Barwon Heads farm," said O'Brien after the win.

"It is a different environment from the Flemington set-up and being near a beach offers them a break from the city."

O'Brien also observed that the consistent staying type was much happier to be back out to a mile.

"Getting back out to the mile was exactly what he wanted," he said.

"He has given the owners a lot of fun and is always around the mark."

For Dean Yendall the ride was bitter sweet, knowing all to well the dangers of the sport having returned to riding after a serious fall only recently.

"I hope James is good and well in the outcome of today's mishap," said Yendall who is not looking back.

"It's a time consuming thing and once all the bones and muscles get mended its all systems go.

"I had my first winner back yesterday at Bendigo, but to get one at Flemington is great," he added.

Yendall admitted thinking Kallogg may have had his measure for a few strides but was impressed with No Jurisdiction's resolve in the straight.

"I let him get through his gears there getting to the 500m and although Kallogg had the wood on me for a few strides my bloke just kept getting to the line," said Yendall.

The win is the sixth for the Secret Savings four-year-old who has already acrued $190,000 in prizemoney.

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