Weir lands group 1 with Humidor

Humidor is on target for the Caulfield Cup after taking out the group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes, 1600m, at Flemington on Saturday.

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir said the New Zealand-bred five-year-old was tracking well towards his spring target of next month's Caulfield Cup.

The gelding is likely to head to the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on October 7.

"He's always promised to do that, but it's been a matter of getting him right and the team have worked hard trying to get his manners better," Weir said.

"It's clear at his last two starts that it's working.”

Coming from the tail of the field, Humidor ($17) scored by more than three from the $1.70 favourite Hartnell.  Weir also had third with Black Heart Bart and fourth with Gailo Chop.

Jockey Damian Lane described Humidor as a great talent which was starting to put it all together.

"He lobbed along out the back and I thought I was the winner a long way out.

“He's come such a long way since he came into the stable,"  said Lane, who bounced back from a fall earlier in the day.

DARREN WEIR STRIKES: Humidor (Damian Lane) coasts home in the group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.

DARREN WEIR STRIKES: Humidor (Damian Lane) coasts home in the group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.