The Mick Sell-trained Raid the Cabinet looks to be in for a productive campaign after a second-up win at bet365 Yarra Valley last Saturday over 1500 metres.
The son of Rebel Raider won his maiden over the same journey in June before going on to place at 2000 metres.
Sent out a $9 chance at Yarra Valley after a seventh at Ararat fresh, the five-year-old was three wide with cover under Dean Holland before making a sustained run to score.
Sell also raced the gelding’s half-sister So Feasable to two victories. Last Saturday’s win was the stables tenth victory for the season.
The stable went close to making it a double for the day when stablemate Penny to Sell finished a brave second at The Valley behind Shokora.
Bendigo hosted jumpouts on Tuesday and it could pay to follow a number of gallopers out of their hitouts.
Glenrowan Prince: Looked to have bounced back well from a luckless run in the China Bowl, winning his jumpout well in handy company over 800 metres.
Savaju: Shaun Dwyer’s city-winning mare is making a habit of missing the start and will need to rectify her manners before returning.
Braddock: Progressive Dwyer-trained galloper who was strong on the bridle with a big break to third.
Welcome Stryker: Had the blinkers applied and hit the line strongly to win his heat in encouraging style.
Joy for Jess
Bendigo-based hoop Jessie Philpot enjoyed success at King Island last Saturday, winning aboard $7 chance Valcurl.
The win came on the back of success the previous weekend at Hay aboard the aptly named Jessie Prevails ($17).
Philpot also rode two placegetters on the four-race King Island program.
Bendigo gallopers Grassini and Weave more than held their own in last Sunday’s Jericho Cup at Warrnambool, finishing side by side in fifth and sixth at the end of the 4600 metres.
Race outsider Grassini ($151) was as strong as ever through the line, collecting $10,000. Weave was in second placing leading into the straight but tired late and had to settle for $8000.