Furrion winning the Warrnambool Cup (Image: Racing Photos)
Jockey John Allen won successive Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cups (2350m) on Thursday as Furrion made the most of inside runs to claim the $250,000 staying feature.
Furrion settled just forward of midfield on the fence under Allen and didn't go around another horse en route to victory. Sheezdashing and Divanation also took up positions on the rail and followed the path blazed by Furrion to fill the minor placings.
Furrion ($3.50 favourite) defeated Sheezdashing ($6) by three-quarters of a length, with Divanation ($7) a further long neck away in third.
Allen was also aboard last year's Warrnambool Cup winner, Gallic Chieftain, and his success with Furrion was his fourth of the 2019 May Racing Carnival, having also won the $150,000 Galleywood Hurdle (3200m) on Big Blue the previous day.
"I had a good walk of the track earlier and even trotting up before that race I trotted up to the 800-metre mark," Allen explained.
"I thought the fence was a lot less chopped out than three and four off the fence and so I was happy to stay on the rail.
"He's a good, honest horse that really attacked the line."
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Ben Hayes, who trains Furrion in partnership with his father David and cousin Tom Dabernig, says Furrion will be spelled and aimed at this year's $5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).
"Today he showed that he runs out a strong 2400 metres," Hayes said.
"He did a really good job because he took the runs early, hit the front a long way out and was strong through the line.
"Johnny (Allen) gave him a 10-out-of-10 ride.
"I think he's one of the more exciting horses going into the spring.
"We're going to put him away now, give him a five or six-week break and then we'll get him back in and set him for the Caulfield Cup."