The Gai Waterhouse-trained Actrice set tongues wagging with an emphatic win at the first Sydney two-year-old trials of the season at Rosehill on Tuesday.
Actrice, a filly by former champion galloper Elvstroem, led all the way to win her trial by four lengths and she ran the 900 metre trip in a sharp 54.24seconds, almost 3seconds faster than the two-year-old colts and geldings heat.
â€œWe thought she was the ultimate professional and she proved that today,â€ stable representative Robyn Hartney said.
â€œShe showed plenty of natural speed, railed around the turn like a greyhound and then scooted clear in the straight without any pressure.
â€œBlake (Shinn) said she got a bit tired the last bit but it was a 900 metre trial so that was to be expected and it will bring her on.â€
Hartney said the intention is to push on towards a race start next month when the two-year-old season kicks off at Randwick on October 3.
â€œProvided she comes through the trial and all is well then sheâ€™ll run in the Gimcrack on Epsom day,â€ she said.
Actrice was an $80,000 purchase by Star Thoroughbreds at this yearâ€™s Magic Millions Premier sale and she beat the David Payne-trained In Expectation with another of David Payneâ€™s juveniles, Cosmo Gal a nose back in third.
Only three runners contested the colts and geldings heat where David Payneâ€™s son of One Cool Cat, Praecido defeated Where Izzy by a half neck with 2-3/4 lengths back to Tawny Eagle.
Praecido covered the 900 metres in 57.19seconds and was a $60,000 purchase at the New Zealand Premier Sale.