Attacking the line with the keen resolve, was Cornerstone Stud bred two year-old colt Octabello who made an eye-catching winning debut at Bendigo on Friday 7th July.
Easy in the market, although specced at long odds, the Mick Price trained colt by Pierro was ridden quietly by Jack Hill and allowed to find his feet early in the heavy ground.
When angled into the clear at the top of the straight, Octabello lengthened stride and surged hard between runners out wide to snatch a narrow but impressive win in the 1300 metre maiden.
“He’s a horse that I like a lot and has got plenty of improvement in him,” said Mick Price.
“I’m going to give him a short let up and target him at the Caulfield Guineas.”
A $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Cornerstone Stud draft for his trainer, Octabello is the third winner for Charlotte de Belle, a full sister to dual Group I winner and $1.9 million earner Dash for Cash.
Unfortunately Charlotte de Belle passed away in June 2015 while carrying a pregnancy to Not A Single Doubt.