Talented three-year-old Father Knick has continued his undefeated campaign with a third consecutive victory at Belmont today.

The Blackfriars gelding, prepared by Daniel and Ben Pearce, was supported $3.00 into $2.65 favouritism prior to the running of the Yellowglen Handicap (1000m).

Rider Joseph Azzopardi has been aboard Father Knick in all three of his wins and settled him in a perfect position one-out and one-back in running. 

There were some anxious moments for punters when he was held up behind a wall of horses in the straight, however, Azzopardi found an opening and Father Knick sprinted quickly to hit the front before a driving finish.

He held off the fast-finishing Queen Tori ($50.90) by a nose, with Count Tomoz Off ($80.40) a further three-quarter-length away in third place. 

Father Knick is likely to have earned himself a shot at next Saturday’s $100,000 TABTouch Bunbury 3YO Classic over 1000m.

The Pearce stable have now trained 17 winners this season and appear to be well-represented by a handy team of five runners at tomorrow’s York meeting.

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