NEW ZEALAND-bred jumper Historic repaid his owners in spades when he defeated Bonnard and Kuridala in the $40,000 Great Western Steeplechase at Coleraine on Sunday.
Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman, who holds a dual jockey-trainer licence, purchased Historic for $5000 at a mixed thoroughbred sale in December 2017.
His wife Jess said Historic could have his next run in the South Australian Irish Steeplechase at Morphettville on September 7.
He's only lightly raced over the jumps and continues to improve," she said.
"The Irish Steeplechase looks like it would suit. We've done a lot of schooling over the jumps with Historic.
"The win is a big bonus not only for us but also for Will Gordon who had the winning ride.
"It's in the back of our mind a race like the Great Eastern Steeplechase at Oakbank next Easter could be a serious option for 2020."
First-season jumper Northern Voyage scored his second jumps victory from two starts when he won a restricted hurdle at Coleraine on Sunday.
Northern Voyage, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, won his jumps debut at Casterton last Sunday.
Warrnambool-based jumps jockey Shane Jackson rode the four-year-old to both his hurdle victories.
New Zealand-bred galloper Ablaze, having his first Australian start, defeated Diamond Star Halo by 15 lengths to win the maiden hurdle for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.
Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman had the winning ride on the eight-year-old.
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