Tough as teak colt In The Congo (Snitzel-Via Africa) proved too hard to run down in a dominant on speed effort to upset boom three-year-old Anamoe in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Jockey Tim Clark continued his white hot form to propel the son of Snitzel to a maiden Group 1 success and provide the training team of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott with a maiden win in the $1m main event.

In The Congo ($7.50) led the field up and kicked two lengths clear at the top of the straight before holding off the fast-finishing Anamoe ($1.90 fav) with Chris Waller’s Coastwatch ($26) a further 1-1/2 lengths away.

It provided Clark as well as Waterhouse and Bott with a third stakes success of the afternoon after they had earlier chalked up wins with Entente (Colin Stephen Quality) and Vangelic (Golden Pendant).

(Via Africa was of course a multiple G1 winner and Equus Champion Sprinter here in SA)