Newcastle runner Marty Sinclair wins Daylesford Gift

NEWCASTLE runner Marty Sinclair has claimed his first Daylesford Gift with a time of 11.11.

The 25-year-old said the win was the first time in two years of running at Victorian meetings he had progressed further than the heats.

Sinclair competed at Daylesford after campaigning at summer carnivals in Tasmania over the holiday period.

David Fenollar finished second in the gift and Shaun Fletcher third.

Marty Sinclair took out the Daylesford Gift this afternoon with a time of 11.11. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

Marty Sinclair took out the Daylesford Gift this afternoon with a time of 11.11. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

Marty Sinclair, in pink, far left, crossing the line at Cricket Willow this afternoon. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

Marty Sinclair, in pink, far left, crossing the line at Cricket Willow this afternoon. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK