Trainer Chris Svanosio claimed his first Group 1 win as a trainer when Anywhere Hugo won the Aldebaran Park Vicbred Super Series final on Friday night.
It was a popular result for owner-breeders the Maclean family, who joined driver Gavin Lang in the winners' circle.
Lang admits he got a bit of luck in-running but paid tribute to connections for getting Anywhere Hugo in the best possible condition.
"Fortunately tonight he came up with the right alley, the horse has been well prepared and got a lovely run and he was good enough to get the job done," he said.
"Very pleasing, especially for the Macleans, who bred this guy. It's been a great ride for them. He's always shown above average ability but his manners let him down early days. He's really come to hand good now and the results are showing."
Meanwhile, Svanosio also revelled in the win adding: "It's fantastic. These are the races you want to win at the start of the season. Sires finals, they've been great races for a long time and to get a horse like Anywhere Hugo, the Macleans have needed a lot of patience with him and I'm glad I got him at the right time.
"I haven't had him very long but he was ready to go on with when I got him and it was great to win a Group 1 with him.
"It's fantastic just to be in these races, to have two horses there and to have Hugo get the job done."
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