Refectory heads to Monday’s Adelaide Cup on the back of a strong win in Wednesday's Kieran and Chris Plate at Sandown.


Trainer Richard Laming said he initially planned to run Refectory in the Torney Cup at Moonee Valley on February 20, but the meeting was lost to rain. 


Laming said losing that race caused him to re-plan his cup build-up and forced him into running Refectory over 2100 metres at William Hill Park on February 18.


“I thought I’d then come here although he’s got to back up on Monday,” Laming said.


“He’ll get the two miles, that’s the best part about him.”


Laming said he hasn’t booked a jockey for Refectory, who has the minimum weight — 53 kg — in the $400,000 Group 2 race.


Dwayne Dunn, who rode him on Wednesday, said the five-year-old would “love” the step up to the 3200 metres.


“He’s in good form, hopefully this win can take him forward,” Dunn said.


Refectory, the $3.90 favourite, won by three-quarters of a length from Jileks Spur, $26, with a short head to Four Carat, $8, third. (racingnetwork)