THIS year’s $135,000 NT Derby winner was a “naughty” gelding who has had his issues away from the track.

But Sanblas showed plenty of maturity to power home on the straight in an outside lane to take out Saturday’s annual classic over 2050m at Fannie Bay.

It was a brilliant fairytale finish for the young stayer, mowing down the highly-fancied Casino Seventeen (trainer Garry Lefoe Jr, jockey Paul Shiers) late to win by almost a length.

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