Le Romain A Class Above In G3 Show County

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may send to Melbourne after the three-time Group One winner triumphed for the first time in 12 starts at .

The comfortable victory in the Group Three came despite carrying 61kg and giving 5.5kg or more to the rest of the field.

“He that weight but you still have to do it,” James McDonald said.

“He's come back (from the winter) a tremendous horse and I'm impressed at his work.

“He's a war horse – he'll turn up on the day whether it's rain, hail or shine and give you his best.”

The six-year-old's best was far too much for his opposition on Saturday, crossing 1-1/4 ahead of favourite Siege of Quebec and another 3-1/2 lengths to Rod Quinton-trained .

He'll face a bigger test in his next assignment – either in Melbourne or back at Randwick in a fortnight for the Group Two .

But trainer Kris Lees isn't sure if his campaign will include a run for the spoils at The on October 13.

“He's a little underrated,” Lees said.

“He's played at the highest level for a long while and it's good to see get a win. If the Everest happens, it happens.

“There are races either side or he could get to an Epsom.”

Le Romain's last win came in the Group One Stakes in March last year.

Before dropping back to Group Three grade for the first time in 18 months on Saturday, he'd raced placed six times at Group One and Group Two level.

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