Brilliant WA sprinter Fabergino made her interstate debut a one-act affair when she led all the way to win today’s Listed ATA Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) at Flemington.
Ridden by Victorian hoop Jordan Childs, Fabergino ($3.30 favourite) jumped straight to the front and was never headed when she beat Embrace Me by 1 1/4 lengths.
Young trainer Tiarnna Robertson celebrated her first Melbourne win in her first trip over with the mare, who claimed her third straight stakes victory.
Robertson and connections will turn their attention to the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley next spring.
“Just to get a runner here is amazing, but to get a winner is an absolute thrill for the stable and all the connections,” Robertson said post-race.
“She’s always jumped and led, but to see her do it at racing headquarters is just amazing.
“Obviously it’s hard to sort of measure up until she’s competed against them, but she’s beaten what she’s had to at home.
“Now that we know that we can bring her over and be competitive, hopefully we might be able to try something a bit harder next time.”
Childs picked up the ride when Peter Knuckey, who has won five WA races on Fabergino, was ruled out with injury.
“Her form was very good over in Perth,” Childs said.
“I was always happy to come down the middle of the track.
“She was having a bit of a look halfway down, but she’s just really quick and can sustain that speed.”
A daughter of WA sire Maschino, Fabergino has now won eight of 11 starts.
Fellow WA galloper Superstorm charged home late to grab second behind star three-year-old Alligator Blood in today’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.