Barimah brilliant in Yarra Valley Cup

Barimah stamped himself as one of Victoria's brightest prospects of the season with a brilliant win in the $30,000 Group Three Yarra Valley Cup on Friday.

The five year old raced back in the field and was last with a lap to go with reinsman Damian Wilson biding his time for a cart into the race.

When Hector Jay Jay made his forward move, Wilson jumped on his back but on straightening he was still giving the leading brigade a four length advantage.

He unleashed one of the most brilliant sprints seen on the track for a long time, and gobbled up the leaders to score a decisive victory.

Trainer Tony Peacock set the gelding for the race six weeks ago as stepping stone to the Hunter Cup.

Peacock has always had the opinion that Barimah may be a better horse coming from off the pace, and this was certainly evident in his whirlwind finish.

Peacock was full of praise for Wilson's game cup-winning drive.

"It's great for Damian to be enjoying these terrific victories after what he went through a few years ago after his horrific fall at Kilmore," he said.

The stable is now focussing on the Wedderburn Trotters Cup on Sunday with eight-year-old Irish Whisper.

"Irish" faces a tough task off the back-mark of 40 metres, but he is sure to be a major player in the event.