Osborne Bulls Wins First-Up At Caulfield

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has defied the racing pattern at to land a narrow first-up victory.

Having his first outing since winning at in May, Osborne Bulls was dispatched to Melbourne by for Saturday's Listed .

After settling at the tail of the nine horse field, Osborne Bulls, the $3.30 favourite, came to the outside in the straight under to score a short-head win over Land Of Plenty ($19) with ($4.20) 1-1/2 lengths away third.

Williams said Reg , in charge of Melbourne's Godolphin yard, had told him all he needed to do was point Osborne Bulls at the winning post and that he'd do the rest.

“He's done a really good job because when we go back and look at this meeting it's been very hard for horses to make ground,” Williams said.

“I put him into the race a lot earlier than I wanted to as I had to make sure we had no excuses.

“He was able to sustain a long run and was really good.”

The victory was a minor consolation for Godolphin and Williams who were beaten into second place with in the Group Two .

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