A drop back in trip was the catalyst that saw Runaway Soul break through for his first win on Saturday at Werribee rewarding his patient connections. 

The three-year-old gelding had placed five times from seven starts leading into Saturday’s race, ioncluding a fading third last start over 1600m so trainer Danny O'Brien dropped the son of Pariah back to 1400m. 

Jockey Jarrod Fry took Ruaway Soul forward from the gates and settled outside the leader in running.  Enetering the straight the three manin fancies were well poised and  a fierce battle ensued over the final stages before Runaway Soup triumphed. 

“It may not have looked like it, but it was a soft win in the end,” Fry told connections post race. 

“He just doesn’t know how to put them away, but when I got stuck into him he levelled out late and won with a bit in hand. I think he will go on with given the confidence he would have taken out of today.”

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