Another awesome display by Ancestry

Kooringal Stud stallion The Brothers War had his name up in lights on Saturday on one of Australian racing's biggest stages.

The Brothers War's son Ancestry produced another devastating display to win the opening race at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

Ancestry led throughout for a two-and-a-quarter length victory, taking his earnings beyond $300,000.

The four-year-old was held in such high regard that he we sent out a $1.26 favourite.

Ancestry is unbeaten in three appearances this campaign and trainer Phillip Stokes is likely to give him one more start at Flemington before spelling the bay in readiness for a tilt at the autumn riches.

Among Ancestry's possible long-term targets is the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

The Brothers War is standing at Kooringal this season alongside dual Group 1 winner Prized Icon.