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Article – Nine
Future History has won the Bart Cummings at Flemington to lock in the “golden ticket”, securing a start in the Melbourne Cup.
Trainers David Eustace and Ciaron Maher have now won three of the last four Bart Cummings races, an impressive feat for the pair.
“I thought Craig just controlled the race really well. We were quite confident that he had drawn well,” Eustace said on Racing.com post-run.
As for Future History, Eustace recognised how much went into the victory.
“We were comfortable with him leading if no other horse was keen to do so,” he said.
“He’s been in work a long time, this horse.”
Future History won emphatically, beating second place by a half length.
Williams, who had a feel for his horse as part of an exhibition run last Sunday at Sandown, was grateful for another opportunity to ride to victory.
“(Today’s win gave me) confidence that I had a fit horse that galloped really well. I got a big understanding of his mannerisms here,” Williams said.
“He was such a lovely, relaxed horse to lead up to gallop.
“He’s a deserved winner of the golden ticket into the Melbourne Cup.”
First Immortal came in second, followed by Serpentine in third.