Fender pushes into Kosciuszko frame with memorable win for Scone trainer Brett Cavanough

IMPRESSIVE: Jockey Jason Collett takes Fender to victory on Saturday at Rosehill. It was part of a double for Collett, who won the listed Rosebud (1100m) on Anders. Picture: Getty Images
IMPRESSIVE: Jockey Jason Collett takes Fender to victory on Saturday at Rosehill. It was part of a double for Collett, who won the listed Rosebud (1100m) on Anders. Picture: Getty Images

FENDER showed he was a genuine Kosciuszko proposition while giving Scone trainer Brett Cavanough and his family a memorable win at Rosehill on Saturday.

The four-year-old made it four wins in as many starts, taking out the 1200m benchmark 78 handicap first-up on a heavy track.

He was a $15 shot for the country-only $1.3 million Kosciuszko (1200m) in October.

The victory came as Cavanough's son, Jack, recovers from a head injury suffered in a trackwork fall on July 22.

"It's been a good day. We've had a few tough weeks, Jacko is 21 today, so ... well done mate," the trainer told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

A place in the Kosciuszko was on the radar for Fender.

"[Today] he was pretty special," Cavanough said.

"He had to put the shoulder to the wheel and push them out of the road.

"These horses are all auditioning for a spot and he can't do more than that."