The training partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott produced the chestnut filly Chimes in excellent order and the two-year-old daughter of Snitzel did the rest under a perfect ride from Tim Clark to land her first career win on debut at Newcastle.
Up with the speed early, Chimes was always in touch with the leader Snowdrop and she asserted her authority soon after turning into the straight to race away to a comfortable 1.30 length victory over the $2.30 Sportsbet favourite Heavenly Field who only quickened late after seemingly being stuck in gear and racing green for much of the straight.
Snowdrop ($4.40) stayed on for third.
“That was the right move … only one trial over 900m at Rosehill, and then straight into this 900m race,” said stable spokesman Neil Paine.
“As Tim (Clark) said when he hopped off after the trial, she’s done everything right and she is ready to go to the races … and she proved that today.
“Straight out … straight on the bunny … and travelled … and gave. I liked the way, when Tim asked her over the last 100m, she really stretched her neck out.
“She is not real big. In fact, she is a tiny little thing … and, hopefully, when she does go out for a spell she will grow and get a bit stronger …because she’s proved she’s got the ability there.
“But, in saying that, there have been so many horses that have been small, but as long as you have the right heart and can gallop, that is a big plus.”