May 13, 2016
It was straight into winning form for Curvano at his first run this time in, the three-year-old well deserving of a victory having been so honest during his debut campaign over the summer.
Always travelling well right on pace for Craig Williams, the son of Equiano chased the leader before cruising to the lead with 250m, bravely holding off late challengers to the line.
"He has always shown that he has ability," Beth Schroen said, adding that the handsome chestnut "has never put in a bad run."
"We were really happy with him coming into this race," she added - "we thought he was right on the mark."
Having spoken to Robbie Griffiths earlier in the night, Craig Williams was also confident.
"Robbie was really bullish about his chances tonight, he said he would be disappointed if he didn't win."
"So I rode him positively and the win had plenty of merit in it."
"He will appreciate a bit further as he will be able to control it. He did a bit of work tonight and he might have been a bit vulnerable first up but he won on ability."
"I think he is in for a nice preparation."
A home-bred for Nangawooka Park's Dennis Malcolm who races the gelding with a big group of enthusiastic owners, Curvano is the eighth winner for the reliable Anabaa mare Curvaceous Miss.
Served last spring by Toronado having produced a Bel Esprit colt in early September, Curvaceous Miss is also the dam of the metropolitan winners Dashing Miss and Emankay as well as the city placed multiple winners Magic Curves and Baltic Spirit.