MELBOURNE Cup hero Jeune returned to racing in triumphant style yesterday when he scored a runaway win in the Group One A$201,000 C. F. Orr Stakes (1,400 metres) at Sandown. In winning, Jeune, who was ridden by his Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Wayne Harris, became the 26th multi-millionaire in Australasian racing. The first prize of A$131,000 took the Kalaglow six-year-old's earnings to A$2,107,800 with eight wins, six seconds and six thirds from his 27 starts. Jeune, who is raced by Sheik Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will now run in either the Group One A$201,000 Futurity Stakes (1,400 metres) or Group Two A$125,000 St George Stakes (2,000 metres) at Caulfield on March 4. That will lead him through to the A$651,000 Australian Cup (2,000 metres) at Flemington a week later. Jeune will then campaign at the autumn carnival in Sydney. Following his Melbourne Cup victory Jeune tackled the Japan Cup (2,400 metres) in Tokyo, where he finished sixth behind Marvellous Crown after suffering interference. According to Peter Hayes, who was deputising at Sandown for his younger brother David, Jeune has blossomed since coming back to Australia. 'He's done superbly since Tokyo,' said Hayes. 'Better Loosen Up was the same after he won the Japan Cup for David in 1990. Like Better Loosen Up, Jeune has shown himself to be better than ever after the trip to Japan. 'We knew Jeune had improved going into the race because of his gallops at home at Lindsay Park but I must admit that the authority of his win surprised me.' Jeune was brought between runners coming into the straight where Harris managed to angle him into the clear. Once into the open he stormed by his rivals to score by two-and-three-quarter lengths from the three-year-old Hurricane Sky. The gallant Schillaci finished resolutely to be third a further half-head away. In winning, Jeune ran a course record time of one minute and 21.1 seconds. David Hayes, who was at the meeting at Morphettville, completed the feature race double at Sandown when the classy three-year-old St Covet won the following event, the A$60,000 Autumn Stakes (1,400 metres). Also ridden by Wayne Harris, St Covet was pressured in the lead throughout. However, he asserted his superiority over the concluding stages to comfortably defeat Dry Humour and Baryshnikov. St Covet will now run in the Group 1 A$352,000 Cadbury Australian Guineas (1,600 metres) at Flemington next Saturday where he will clash with his Victoria Derby-winning stablemate Blevic.