Trainer Andrew Dale scored the longest priced winner of his training career after Tycoon Dreaming lobbed first-up from a spell at Wangaratta on Monday.


Tycoon Dreaming was unwanted by punters and started as a $61-chance after failing to run a place from four previous attempts when resuming.


The seven-year-old was given an economical trip in the $22,000 Benchmark 58 Handicap, (1300m) by jockey Lewis German.


German settled Tycoon Dreaming three back on the fence and didn’t have to go around a horse as he hit the front 100m out and careered away to win by 1.8-lengths.


Dale revealed he thought Tycoon Dreaming could run a cheeky race and told his father to back the horse.


“It’s funny but I wasn’t totally shocked when the horse won,” Dale said.


“I thought he should have won first-up last preparation when I took him to Berrigan.


“I rang my father for Father’s Day and he asked me how I thought I would go at Wangaratta.


“I told him Tycoon Dreaming was my best chance to get a long priced winner for quite a while.


“Dad lives on the Gippsland coast and went down to his local Pub TAB.


“But it was shut and he couldn’t get on.


“He wanted to have $5 each-way.”


Dale purchased Tycoon Dreaming from Albury trainer Kym Davison.


He part-owns the horse alongside loyal stable supporter Adrian Grantham.


Tycoon Dreaming has more than paid his way with two wins and a minor placing in eight starts for the stable.


Words: Brent Godde (The Border Mail)

Image: The Border Mail

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