Echuca winners

Factually in the mounting yard after winning the Echuca Moama Print & Design Handicap. Photo: Jay Town/Racing Photos

Macedon Ranges horse trainers had success at Echuca races on Friday.

Charles Cassar saddled up Factually for a good win in a BM58 Handicap.

Ridden by Paul Gatt, the five-year-old mare finished well to beat rank outsider Debit Credit by 0.2 length.

After the race Cassar said owners Robert Patterson, Darren Howe and Lynn St John “are fantastic people to train for”.

Factually has now won three races from 18 starts.

Platinum Destroyer ridden by Winona Costin wins the Murphy’s Turf & Landscaping Maiden Plate at Echuca. Photo: Jay Town/Racing Photos

Earlier in the day Liam Howley’s promising three-year-old Platinum Destroyer started as favourite after several placings, and Winona Costin rated him superbly to win by 3.3 lengths.

A very large group of owners, some travelling from across the state, were thrilled with the victory.

“There’s a lot more wins for ‘Scud’,” was the final word from the stable.