Longer races will be planned for Boyfromwye who rounded out his campaign with a resounding win at Geelong.
The headstrong four-year-old has been difficult to handle but his journey has been studded with success with Sunday’s victory in the Deejays Autoglass BM64 Hcp (1708m) his third in 11 starts.
Ridden by Jarrod Fry, Boyfromwye ($3.20 fav.) settled seventh of the nine runners and made a wide run from five lengths off the lead approaching the home turn.
Under hard riding, he improved to third passing the 150m and with an explosive burst quickly put the race beyond doubt to score what was in the end a soft 1-1/4 length victory over Albanian Icon ($6,50)m and Lightning Flash ($3.40).
Being a natural backmarker Boyfromwye needs luck and his win was a welcome change of fortune after he had finished second and two of three previous over a similar distance at Geelong, beaten a neck and a long neck.
“He has no early pace but he’s in for the fight when it counts,” trainer Vincent Malady said.
“His last 100 metre is usually his best, but he does need a bit of luck because he can get back so far in his races.”
Jarrod Fry said he the smaller than usual field made the task easier for Boyfromwye this time.
“Today he jumped better and in the small field he didn’t have to make up a lot of ground.
“He takes plenty of riding but he does respond.
“He’s a very casual customer but when he hits top gear he has got a good turn of foot at the end.
Owner Peter Russell bred Boyfromwye who is a son of Dark Cove from his former 3-time winner Barmaid From Wye.
“The horse has done a good job this preparation and he can go for a break now” Vincent said.
“He was probably a bit unlucky not have won one or two more races in the last few weeks but he’s a progressive horse and I’d like to get him out to 2000m next campaign.”
His sire Dark Cove won nine races from 1700m to 2400m, including three Group features in America, which gives plenty of hope that he will stay.