MICK Kent reckons Pyrrolic can measure up to spring standard after he posted a first-up win in the A.R. Creswick Stakes at Flemington. Kent credited Dr Alister McLean for a successful wind operation on Pyrrolic. He now believes there is plenty of upside to the three-year-old.


“He’s a really nice horse, he’s come back really well,” enthused Kent. “I always thought he was a Stakes horse and he’s won a Stakes race there. I think he’s up to spring quality.He wants 1600m or 2000m."


Pyrollic’s success gave Brad Rawiller a double - he earlier won with Refulgent - and took his season’s tally to 148.


It leaves him two winners behind Greg Ryan, who didn’t ride today.


Pyrrolic, a drifter from $9 to $11, finished too strongly for Hard Stride, backed from $11 to $9.50, with a long head to the fast finishing Under The Louvre, $8, third.


Damian Lane said Hard Stride became a “little lost” navigating the straight while Glen Boss said Miss Promiscuity, $5.50, which finished fourth, simply didn’t handle the soft ground.


Nick Hall said Under The Louvre, which came from the rear of the field, was “really explosive” over the concluding stages.


“I think that’s the better way to ride him, that’s the key to him. The more speed in the races the better and coming off the back of them,” Hall said.