State Legend for Dove Valley Holdings stayed on strongly through the gloom and rain to land the finale at Sandown under an excellent ride from William Buick.

With the earlier races favouring those on or close to the pace, William kept State Legend prominent throughout the 14f trip and took up the running soon after turning onto the back straight.

Rousted along after turning for home, William raced State Legend up the middle of the track and they prevailed by over two lengths at the line.