WARRNAMBOOL-TRAINED import Furrion may be set for the Bendigo Cup in October after scoring an impressive victory in a $120,000 open handicap at Flemington on Saturday.
Furrion, trained by Darren Weir, was heavily backed with bookmakers before coming with a sustained run to defeat Orderofthegarter and Danon Roman.
Weir’s Warrnambool foreman Jarrod McLean said the lightly raced four-year-old is developing into a nice type of stayer.
“It was a very good win,” McLean said. “He’s just going through his grades. Furrion appears to have plenty of upside as a stayer. I think Weiry will just take him along slowly and set him for the Bendigo Cup.”
Furrion caught the attention of racegoers winning a restricted race at this year’s Warrnambool May Racing Carnival.
Kings Will Dream was the best of four Weir trained Warrnambool runners in the Makybe Diva Stakes. The Caulfield Cup favourite ran second behind Grunt in the group 1 race – losing no admirers for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double. Humidor finished in seventh spot while Black Heart Bart ran eighth and Tosen Basil 11th.
Symon Wilde’s Dodging Bullets, who is chasing back-to-back Kyneton Cup victories in November, ran ninth in a 1400-metre race.