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Social Element has made a perfect start to his new career.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Social Element won the second division of the maiden hurdle at Warrnambool on Tuesday.

Providing he recovers well from the win, Social Element could back up on Thursday in the Champion Novice Hurdle.

Waterhouse said Social Element did his early jumps education with Eric Musgrove after beginning his career on the flat career.

"We put them over the little jumps and see which horse likes it," Waterhouse said.

"Sometimes they hit a flat spot in their racing and no longer want to train on but jumping gives them plenty of years ahead.

"Today's a perfect example of having another life. -AAP


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