It's an eerie feeling when you witness an occurrence that causes a flashback in your mind.
Such was the case when 7-year-old COURT VICTORY notched up his second win in succession at Bathurst on 29th August 2016.
COURT VICTORY had thrived since his tough win at Cessnock a week earlier and after Scott's brother Dean, who was very happy with his work, recommended the seven day back up, it was on.
The similarities between the wins, which makes one stop and think include, same class, the wide barrier, same jockey, both runs were on rain affected tracks, the bold front-running displays, same prizemoney, both races were number seven and the last race of the day.
A couple of subtle differences, one was over three hundred kilometres from the other and COURT VICTORY had to carry three and a half kilos more weight.
Over at the 1400m start, apprentice jockey Jean Van Overmeire was tuned to the moment as COURT VICTORY ($5.00) sprung the gates and was in front two strides after they opened.
As in their normal racing pattern, Jean and his mount, who are forming a formidable duo, were quickly into the role of front-runner.
On passing the 1200 metres mark they were two lengths clear of the rest of their rivals and setting a solid tempo.
The field remained in their positions until 800 metres from home when Old Rocket began a move and approaching the 600 metres mark had drawn alongside COURT VICTORY a half a length from the lead.
No sooner had that happened, Jean had his horse primed to begin their assault on the finish line.
He gave COURT VICTORY a bit more rein and 400 metres out the pair were two lengths in front again and travelling.
Into the home straight and balanced, Jean had COURT VICTORY upping his rate and full of running.
When they went past the 200 metres pole they were nearly three lengths in front.
The strong finishing Zaritzie, the $3.40 favourite, got within a couple of lengths but it was all over.
A deserved congratulations to the owners of COURT VICTORY...that's three fine performances this prep resulting in two wins.
Thanks again to Dean for his spot on recommendation to Scott and his staff for all their hard work and finally to Jean for another heady ride ... Well Done.