Trap For Fools wins the Mackinnon Stakes

Trap for Fools has broken through for a maiden G1 win in Melbourne. (Reg Ryan/Racing Photos)

Outsider Trap For Fools has added to jockey John Allen’s stellar spring carnival, winning the Group One Mackinnon Stakes.

Sent out a $26 chance, Trap For Fools made all the running and lifted strongly under Allen when challenged by Latrobe ($5.50) to beat the Irish Derby winner in a tight finish.

Allen won last week’s Victoria Derby on Extra Brut with that colt taking the minor placing in Saturday’s $2 million weight-for-age race.