Wetakemanhattan Too Strong At Flemington

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Lightly raced Wetakemanhattan has graduated to city company with a strong on-pace win at .

Stepping up to 2000m for first time in Saturday's Grand Classic Final, Wetakemanhattan extended his record to four wins from nine starts.

Ridden by , Wetakemanhattan ($6) scored a three-quarter length win from Dark Pearl ($26) with ($10) two lengths away third.

Trainer said Saturday's $150,000 race was a target but he was surprised with the victory.

“A while back I thought 2000 metres would suit him but then I thought it might not at this grade,” Cumani said.

“He's proven me wrong and a lot of that goes down to a great ride by Jordan Childs.

“He was strong to the line and he beat from OTI, which I enjoyed, but he's walked by and said he was taking all the horses.”

Cumani said he has no immediate targets for Wetakemanhattan who can be quite a handful pre-race, but thinks there's a good race if he can learn to settle.

To make the win sweeter, Cumani was joined by wife Sarah and 12-week old son Massimo.

“It's not his first day at the races, that was at , but it's his first day at Flemington,” Cumani said.

“He's the new lucky charm from now on.”

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