Danny O’Brien has ambitious autumn plans for Cambiaso after his winning debut at Flemington on Sunday.
The trainer intends to give Cambiaso the chance to emulate star sprinter Sepoy who also won Melbourne’s first two-year-old race of the season, the Herald Sun SuperRacing Stakes (formerly the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes) last year.
Sepoy went on to win the Blue Diamond-Golden Slipper double and Cambiaso will be set on the same path.
The son of More Than Ready is named after Argentinian Adolfo Cambiaso, recognised as the word’s greatest ever polo player.
“He’s literally the Don Bradman of polo,” O’Brien said.
“He’s a beautiful colt,” he added of the $300,000 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling who was bred by John Cornish’s Torryburn Stud.
“He was a lovely yearling and he’s one of those horses from the minute you broke him him that he was pretty special and he’s done this today pretty much on raw ability,” O’Brien said.
“He’s only had the one jump-out.
“We’ll put him away now. He’s going to be a really serious two-year-old in the autumn.
“We’ll give him a break and aim him for the Blue Diamond and possibly Sydney.
O’Brien won the 2010 Blue Diamond with outstanding colt Star Witness and Cambiaso is owned in similar interests – by O’Brien, Surace Bloodstock and Star Witness Bloodstock.
Ridden by Dwayne Dunn, Cambiaso ($3 fav) travelled well in the first three in the 1000m Listed event and went on to score by a half length from Imprimis ($31) with Lil Red Corvette ($5.50) 1-1/4 lenths away third.
“He only had one trial and he was going so well we thought we may as well give him a look at the races before he goes out,” O’Brien said.
“These sort of horses that can do it so easily without being pushed, they’ve got big futures.”