Callow wins first Traralgon Cup

He’s won races from Mauritius to Macau and everywhere in between but on Sunday, jockey Noel Callow broke new ground with his first ever Traralgon Cup (1900m) victory.

And it came with a seven length romp aboard Nick Ryan’s progressive four-year-old Mahamedeis, who circled the field from near-last at the 800m.

The gelding hit the front at the 300m and quickly put a margin on his rivals, running away to score in a canter over last-start Dunkeld Cup runner-up Scherzoso and Robbie Laing’s The Mighty Jrod.

It was a deserved fifth career win for the son of Magnus who, after scoring over 1600m at The Valley in early October, had finished less than three lengths form the winner in the Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m) and the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

Mahamedeis could back up in next Sunday’s $100,000 Werribee Cup (2000m).



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