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.