A strong victory by the son of POWER OF DESTINY today at the Newcastle meeting, winning the Newcastle Stevedores Maiden Handicap by a length from the heavily supported favourite, FORTUNEFIVEHUNDRED. Stepping up to 1500m looked to be the key for AUSTIN'S CANE. He had put the writing on the wall at Hawkesbury two starts ago, running second over 1300m. Christian Reith looked to lead early, but was taken on by LITTLE DUSTY who sat outside AUSTIN'S CANE and annoyed him the entire trip. As LITTLE DUSTY tired to finish 3rd, AUSTIN'S CANE sprinted home in 34.84 seconds to record his first win. At this stage, he will be restricted to this journey, but he looks like he may be affective over further.