Hunter-based syndicate Australian Bloodstock have once again teamed up with German trainer Andreas Wohler to claim victory at a Melbourne Cup carnival.
Three years ago it was Protectionist in the main race while on Thursday it was Mr Garcia saluting in the $120,000 Twitter Trophy (1800 metres) at Flemington.
“It’s always nice to have a winner here,” Wohler said.
“It doesn’t matter what race, it’s a great place to be, it’s a big thrill.”
The five-year-old gelding, with Everest winner Kerrin McEvoy on board, got the job done on Oaks Day with a very strong final 300 metres down the straight.
Following his first Australian run Mr Garcia will now transfer to the Victorian stables of Darren Weir.
Australian Bloodstock co-directors Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett now turn their attention to Saturday’s $2 million Emirates Stakes (2000m) with last month’s group 1 Toorak Handicap winner Tosen Stardom.
Meanwhile, freshly crowned Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Corey Brown described Newcastle-trained Darley Classic runner In Her Time as “perfect” at training on Thursday.
The $1million group 1 hopeful In Her Time, prepared by Ben Smith, will be up against fellow Newcastle runner Clearly Innocent, trained by Kris Lees who had a third with Powerline on Thursday.