Import Harrison gets first Australian win

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April 7, 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Imported stayer Harrison has landed his first Australian win over 2400m at Bendigo.

Having his third Australian start in Saturday's Macedon Lodge Handicap, Harrison was sent out the $2.15 favourite and the last-start Mornington Cup runner-up did not disappoint.

After sitting outside the leader Multitude, Harrison took over at the top of the home straight under jockey Luke Currie and had 1-1/4 lengths to spare on the line over runner-up Brimham Rocks ($6.50).

Gallic Chieftain ($5) was the same margin away third.

Harrison is part of prominent owner Lloyd Williams' team of horses and part-owner Nick Williams was unsure whether the five-year-old would continue this campaign or be turned out for the spring.

"He probably had a little bit on those horses and Luke gave him a nice ride," Nick Williams said.

"He got the job done in, I suppose, a workmanlike manner.

"He's a promising horse. It's his first preparation here in Australia and I think it's onwards and upwards from there."

Currie believes the win was easier than it might have appeared, saying Harrison was still raw and had a good look around after hitting the front a long way out.