Future Score and Matt Cumani

Matt Cumani with Future Score (Image: Racing Photos)

Score soars to new high at Flemington

Irish import Future Score snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a thrilling last-stride win in Saturday's Banjo Paterson Series Final (2600m) at Flemington.

The son of Cape Cross was well supported from $4 to $2.70 but looked in trouble at the top of the straight, with Craig Williams buried at the back of the field inside several rivals.

But the Premiership-leading jockey never panicked, producing the four-year-old late to finish over the top of another European import, Jim Conlan's Beau Belmain.

Matt Cumani said Future Score, who is raced by OTI Racing, could now be given a brief spell ahead of a late spring campaign.

WATCH: Hear from Cumani

Simon Morrish said the 60kg impost was a factor in Chouxting The Mob's unplaced performance, as was the contentious whip rule.

Damien Oliver has twice been suspended by stewards for excessive whip use aboard the Ballarat stayer and Morrish said the champion jockey was unable to coerce Chouxting The Mob through his customary flat spot at the top of the straight without again breaching the rule.

The son of Jimmy Choux will be freshened up and could be given a light spring before being set on a Group 1 campaign in the autumn.

WATCH: Future Score's win