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Extra Brut scores narrow Caulfield victory

Extra Brut wins at Caulfield.
Extra Brut (left) created spring options for trainer Darren Weir after winning at Caulfield.

Connections have spring options with Extra Brut after the progressive colt warmed to his task late to score a narrow win at Caulfield.

Coming off a maiden win over 1300m at Sandown in his second start, beating Black Caviar’s son Prince Of Caviar, Extra Brut stepped up to 1600m for the first time on Saturday.

Thunderdome ($6) opened up a two-length break in the straight before the Darren Weir-trained Extra Brut ($6) wore him down in the final strides to get home by a short-half head.

Louie The Legend ($9.50) was another 3-1/2-lengths away third.

Extra Brut holds a Caulfield Guineas nomination but could get over further with races such as the Caulfield Classic (2000m) and Victoria Derby (2500m) possibilities.

“It was a good tough effort,” jockey John Allen said.

“The leader gave a good kick off the corner and he did a good job to run him down.

“At the 100-metre mark I wasn’t going to get him but he really surged to last 50.

“He’s a nice horse and mentally he improved a lot today from the last start.

“He should get out over a bit further. How much further, I’m not sure, but pushing forward he should be a nice enough horse.”

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