In what was only his second run back from a lengthy injury-enforced lay-off, the John Crossley-trained racedog narrowly beat some tough opposition with a powerful run home.
On Coin conceded the early lead to the fast-jumping TeAmo, but he was able to use the rails alley to push through into a good position on the heels of the leader as they passed through the first turn.
With his superior finishing power, On Coin always looked to have the sit on the leader, but TeAmo set a cracking pace out in front and the dangerous Zelemar Fever also loomed into contention.
Nothing separated the three chasers as they rounded the final corner and headed for the finish post.
With a challenger on either side of him, On Coin was finally able to edge ahead halfway down the home straight to snare the race by a length from Zelemar Fever in a slick 30.10sec.
It’s the second year in a row that Crossley has taken out the Lew Dorsa Memorial following Boss Coin’s triumph 12 months ago.
On Coin has now saluted in 21 of 47 career starts and collected more than $160,000 in stakes.