Tony McEvoy's Pelicano has finally claimed the TAB Werribee Cup (2600m) a year later than many punters hoped. He was sent out a $1.75 chance in the 2012 version of the race but could only finish fifth of six. Pelicano got to $7.50 this time around, reports Racing Network.

"Glen did everything right last year - he had him nice and relaxed on the fence and saving ground. It was the perfect ride except for on this horse," says McEvoy.

"He is only small and didn't like being cluttered up. He was a bit immature last year. This time around I was very happy in the run. He settled back and there was good speed on in front so everything was going to plan. He then finished the race off well and ran the trip out nicely," he explained.

McEvoy is undecided about which way to head now with his in-form stayer.

"I will have a chat to Luke (Nolen) and see what he thinks. We could head to the Bagot Handicap (Flemington on New Year's Day) or we might consider the Hobart or Launceston Cup's. He can get a bit homesick this bloke so we might see if we can fly in and fly out on the day," he said.

Luke Nolen was impressed with Pelicano's effort.

"His run in the Ballarat Cup when fifth was better than it appears. He lost a bit of ground heading out of the straight the first time. He ran on strongly that day so I was better for the experience.

"He did a good job this bloke. He is only small but has carried 60kg on a 54kg limit. I liked the way he toughed it out," he said.