Cumani takes out Warracknabeal Cup

BIG WINNER: Jockey Craig Robertson cruises to victory aboard Matt Cumani-trained War Story in the Warracknabeal Cup on Saturday. Picture: Getty Images.

BIG WINNER: Jockey Craig Robertson cruises to victory aboard Matt Cumani-trained War Story in the Warracknabeal Cup on Saturday. Picture: Getty Images.

Matt Cumani produced War Story in perfect condition for a runaway victory in Saturday’s Warracknabeal Cup.

Cumani’s galloper scored a 2.75-length victory in the 1600m event for jockey Craig Robertson.

War Story beat Our Bottino and Don't Kel Yamemma to win the $30,000 race.

The former English galloper had run five previous races in Australia before Saturday’s triumph, with his best effort a fifth placing at Sandown in March.

Now seven-years-old, War Story ran 28 races overseas before landing at Cumani’s Ballarat stables.

War Story’s success was Cumani’s fourth of the year and backs up wins by stablemates Show A Star, Golden Authority and Mr Coyne in 2017.

Cumani also had Lichen Lad race at the feature Warracknabeal meeting, but he was only able to manage fifth in a 2000m benchmark 64 event.