District Attorney, who ended the 13-run winning streak of superstar pacer Leap To Fame in the Group 3 $52,000 Chris Garrard’s Patron’s Purse at Redcliffe on Friday night (June 21), is a graduate of the Australian Pacing Gold Melbourne sale 2020.

After leading in the early part, District Attorney handed up to Leap To Fame in the middle stages and produced a stunning 26.8 seconds final quarter to edge out the champion in a photo finish.

He rated a sizzling 1:55.7 for the 2280 metres with the last 1600 in 1:55.3 and the final 800 in 54.3.

Bought for $122,500, the five-year-old Courage Under Fire entire has banked $186,575 from 12 wins and 13 placings in 31 starts.

At his previous start District Attorney downed a top field in the time-honoured Group 3 $50,000 M. H. Treuer Memorial at Bankstown.

He looks certain to be a force at the Queensland Constellations carnival in June and July.

District Attorney began his career in Victoria, winning his only two starts as a two-year-old. He won twice and was runner-up to Catch A Wave in the $125,000 APG Gold Bullion Final at three and won a further four races including three at Melton last season.

District Attorney ranks as a half-brother to the NZ Cup hero and millionaire pacer Cruz Bromac, being out of the Life Sign mare Crown Defender and from a prominent North American family.

Crown Defender, the dam of six individual winners, is being bred from by NSW Riverina horseman Jake Stockton.