Winning formula:  Kerrin McEvoy rides Kapour to victory in the Winter Cup at Rosehill.Winning formula: Kerrin McEvoy rides Kapour to victory in the Winter Cup at Rosehill. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Ciaron Maher wanted to paint a target on Bonfire’s back in the Winter Cup, but Kerrin McEvoy reasoned they need not shy away from what the pair have been doing all month long. Bounce from the gates, assume control and play catch-me-if-you-can again.

“I said to Kerrin this morning, ‘Bonfire will lead and we’ll sit on its bum’, but he said, ‘no they’ve been riding him a little quieter’,” Maher said after imported French stayer Kapour led from barrier to box in the listed Winter Cup at Rosehill on Saturday.