Racing: Weir runner is now a royal chance

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Royal Rapture has earned a shot at a group one race after continuing his winning streak in Melbourne.

The Darren Weir-trained gelding raced to his fifth-straight win in yesterday's Moniek Sambor Tile Importer Handicap (1700m) at Caulfield, chasing down leader Mihany inside the final 100m to win by a long neck.

After winning at Flemington in late July, the seven-year-old gelding has added another four open handicap wins to take his overall record to 15 wins from 45 starts.

"We'll thrown him in the deep end now and have a go at the Toorak I think," Weir said.

The group one Toorak Handicap (1600m) is at Caulfield in two weeks.

"He deserves his chance," Weir said.

- NZ Herald

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