Big Debut Win!

Aug 21, 2018

Debut winners do not come much more impressive as did Alessandro at Pakenham on Sunday, the exciting three-year-old settling a long way back in a fast run 1400m maiden and really charging late.

Off an awkward start doing a bit of work out wide, Alessandro nevertheless travelled well, copping a bump as he swung wide turning - taking a few strides to pick himself up but so good once he did!

"He is a lovely horse who did a lot wrong," Robbie said, "but he really showed his class recording a great win."

"I am sure there will be more to come especially as he gets out further in distance."

Jockey Ben Thompson agreed - "he is a lovely colt and very professional... he performed like the impressive stayer that his pedigree suggests he will be.”

A home-bred for Princeton Stud, the son of Melbourne Cup hero Fiorente is out of the imported Galileo mare Galivant who Robbie trained to a Ballarat 2200m victory on the back of her first success over 2420m at Chepstow.

Also dam of the promising Skelton, Galivant also has a yet to be named filly by champion stallion Fastnet Rock and was served by his William Reid Stakes winning son Foxwedge last spring.

Out of a half-sister to the Sydney Cup winner The Offer, Alessandro boasts a fascinating pedigree with his sire and dam both descendants of the influential mare Carpet Slipper; also ancestress of Galivant's grandsire Sadler's Wells.