Imported stayer Khezerabad continued Aaron Purcell’s purple patch of form at the Bendigo Jockey Club on Wednesday.
Purcell, who recently took over the suspended Ciaron Maher’s large team of horses, had trained three winners from as many starters heading into Wednesday’s Bendigo meeting.
He made it four from four when Khezerabad outstayed its rivals to win the Bendigo Eye Clinic Benchmark 70 Handicap (2400m). It was the six-year-old’s first win on Australian soil.
Purcell will saddle up his first Group One runner when Aloisia runs in Saturday’s Thousand Guineas.
"So as long as we keep getting winners, everyone is going to be happy," Purcell said.
"It's obviously good to have some good horses around you and at this time of year everyone wants to be racing in the spring in Melbourne.
"We had a few good runners at Flemington last Saturday, but unfortunately couldn't get a winner.
"I guess that's the next thing, trying to get that good winner."