Queensland mare Winter Bride has become a stakes winner at her first start in Melbourne with a fighting victory at Caulfield.
The Toby Edmonds-trained filly was having her first start since July in Saturday’s Group Three Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes.
Ridden by Ryan Maloney, Winter Bride ($4.80) scored a half-length win over $4.60 favourite Ellicazoom with Platinum Angel ($14) a neck away third.
Edmonds son Trent, stable foreman for his father, said the team decided to send the filly south to contest the fillies and mares races during the spring after her good form during Brisbane’s winter carnival.
“She had a good record and was carrying big weights at home and doing it easily, so we had to give her a crack down here,” Edmonds said.
“We were confident until the barrier came out but she’s so tough and versatile, it was a fantastic win.
“She arrived just over two weeks ago and had settled in really well and her work on Tuesday morning was probably the best she’s worked since we’ve had her.”
The Edmonds stable also saddled-up Slypheed ($71) which finish seventh.