|Promising colt Step Ahead, who had form around the Group One winning
juvenile Bel Esprit, will tackle stakes class after winning his first race in moderate
company at Werribee yesterday.
Step Ahead, a
youngster by Entrepreneur, won the Super Vobis Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings Maiden
Plate (1110m), scored an impressive three quarter length win.
Winning trainer Rick Hore-Lacy was impressed with the
colts success and is looking forward to better quality wins in store as this
"Well step him up to better class now,"
Hore-Lacy said. "The Vain Stakes, a listed race, looks the right sort of race for him
at this stage. From there we will get a better of idea of where hes at."
Hore-Lacy is hoping to go one better in this years
Vain Stakes after finishing second with Dash for Cash behind North Boy just under twelve
"Hes a nice horse this bloke," Hore-Lacy
added. "And he really should handle longer trips later on as well."
Leading jockey Nash Rawiller had the short priced favourite
positioned off the leaders throughout before he switched off the heels of the leader and
sweeping to an easy win.
The Jim Marconi trained Ali-Royal gelding Royal Rule boxed
on strongly to finish second, while the Celtic Swing first starter Beswinging was a
further two and three quarter lengths away in third place.
The Octagonal colt Odd Man Out ran fourth at his debut
outing, just ahead of another first starter Tom on the Town.
In a great advertisement for the states Super Vobis
scheme the first four placegetters were qualified to collect thousands of dollars in extra
PIC - Quentin