New Zealand Group 1 placegetter Travimyfriend broke through for his first Australian win and gave his trainer Rachael Frost her first Melbourne Saturday city success since her move across the Tasman with victory in the Ladbrokes Info Hub Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Frost relocated last year from New Zealand to Mornington where she trains a small team of horses including Travimyfriend and recent Sandown midweek winner Deep Euphoria.
Travimyfriend was third in the Group 1 Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) in February last year, although he had been winless in nine starts since arriving in Victoria.
“His last few starts he has tried quite hard, so he has deserved it,” Frost said. “He is Group 1-placed and multiple stakes-placed in New Zealand. He has finally put his hand up here.”