BENDIGO region trainers finished Tuesday's meeting at Wodonga with a late flurry of winners.
Wins to Anne Yates with her stayer Weave and Shaun Dwyer with improving sprinter Brother Paul, bookended Brent Stanley's second success of the new season with Zoology, to give the local brigade a trio of wins in the final three races on the card.
The success of Weave in a 2050m benchmark 64 was the now seven-year-old gelding's first win since he won consecutive races at Moonee Valley in November and December 2017.
Dual Group 1 winner Dwyer was delighted for the owners of Brother Paul, a five-year-old gelding, who has won close to $50,000 in 13 starts, including two wins.
"I think he can win two or three more - he's just a bit of a fun," he said.
"He has some great owners and as long as he can keep things ticking over, they will enjoy things."
His trainer indicated Brother Paul would next head to either Wangaratta on August 17, or race on his hometrack at Bendigo six days later.
"I'm just not sure whether to step him up to a mile, or run him in another 1400m," said Dwyer, who was rapt to see three Bendigo region gallopers score wins.
"The Bendigo horses are running really well at the moment - hopefully it keeps up."
Dwyer will have a pair of runners engaged at Flemington on Saturday, with Heavenward second-up after a two-month spell in a 1200m benchmark 78, and the former Queensland and New South Wales galloper Hay Now having her sixth start since transferring to hre new stable.
The seven-year-old mare delivered Dwyer a drought-breaking win at Flemington on New Year's Day and is having her second start back from a long spell after being unplaced at Bendigo on July 28.
Meanwhile, a second-straight win for Zoology at Wodonga gave Sutton Grange trainer Stanley his second success of the new season, after Rock of Mahal saluted at Echuca two days earlier.
The 2018 Bendigo Cup-winning trainer will have a bunch of runners in action this weekend at both Donald on Saturday and Bendigo on Sunday.
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