The Hunter horse racing: Hunter trainer Kris Lees edged out by ‘Sweet Deal’

Jockey Nash Rawiller was on board on both occasions.

James Cummings’ Asiago was third in the second running of the feature.

Tactical Advantage, also prepared by Lees, was fourth after being runner-up in the same event 12 months ago.

Elsewhere on the card Chris Waller’s The Elanora was victorious in the group 3 NJC 3YO Spring Stakes (1600m) while Sliders picked up the Max Lees Classic (900m).

The Hunter 2020. Pictures: Simone De Peak