Whatever the future might hold for the All-Star Mile amid this year’s discourse surrounding its place as a legitimate part of the Melbourne autumn racing landscape, one fact is not up for debate.

All-Star Mile winner Pride Of Jenni.
All-Star Mile winner Pride Of Jenni is in a race of her own. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Pride Of Jenni rates as the equal of any All-Star Mile winner after she sank her rivals with a brand of sustained, front-running speed that gave nothing else a chance and left her trainer Ciaron Maher almost awestruck.

Let loose by her jockey Declan Bates, Pride Of Jenni turned what was billed as a match race between herself and Mr Brightside into a war of attrition.

And she won - convincingly.

The 2024 All-Star Mile was put under the microscope like never before as a bona fide autumn attraction when the field fell away because of retirements, injury and a simple reluctance from some connections to take up the challenge to weight-for-age star Mr Brightside.

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