Melbourneâ€™s newest training partnership, Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, wasted no time in finding success when they prepared their first winner on Tuesday in only their third race as a team.
Maxicat sat wide before swamping his rivals in a maiden at Wodonga to give Simon Zahra â€œa pretty big thrillâ€.
â€œThe partnership has been the result of a long period of work by everyone at the stable,â€ Zahra said. â€œTo get our first winner out of the way was just terrific.
â€œWeâ€™re slowly building our numbers up with plenty of young horses and we expect to really get things moving over the course of the next few weeks.â€
Ellerton Zahra Racing has a chance to notch their second winner at Bendigo on Wednesday with two runners, Cashius Pay and Cool Diva.