SebringSunscoresoverduewinatBendigo

April1,20172:00pm。

byAAP

Four-year-oldSebringSunhasbrokenthroughforhisfirstwinsinceAugust2015,whichcouldprovideasteppingstonetobiggertargets。

SebringSunwontheListedRosebudQualityinAugust2015andwasthirdintheGroupOneGoldenRoselaterthatpreparationwhentrainedbyGaryPortelli。

HejoinedtheDarrenWeirstableinthemiddleoflastyearandSaturdaysvictoryintheMypunter。

comHandicap(1100m)washisfirstwinforhisnewstable。

SebringSunhadfinishedthirdinfourofhissixstartsinhisfirstpreparationforWeirandwasdroppedinclassforSaturdaysbenchmark-84raceafterasecond-upsixthinListedgradeatMooneeValley。

Aftersettlingjustbehindtheleadfromtheinsidedraw,SebringSun($4。

40)tookasplitatthe200mandsprintedthroughtodefeatSavajubyaneck,withfavouriteStarStealer($3。

80)1-1/4lengthsinthird。

Weirsracingmanager,JeremyRogers,saidtheGroupOneGoodwoodinAdelaideinMayhadbeenanaimwhenthehorsefirstcamebackintoworkthispreparationbutnotedhewouldneedtoimprovetogetthere。

EvenbeforehecametoushewasGroupOne-placedinSydneysohesalwaysbeenagoodhorsebutjustneverquitehadtheluck,Rogerssaid。

HeranacoupleofgoodracesinthespringandthentaperedoffsoheturnedhimoutandbroughthimbackhopingtomaybegethimtosomethinglikeTheGoodwood。

Butwellseehowhegoes。