High-priced youngster Cadenabbia (Redoute’s Choice) has added his first slice of performance to a rich pedigree.
The Chris Waller-trained colt ran second on debut and at Canterbury on Wednesday went one better with a touch of flair.
Ridden by James McDonald, the $800,000 Cambridge Stud Karaka graduate comfortably justified his short price over 1550 metres.
“He’s a lovely colt,” McDonald said.
“He’s going to be better with a prep under his belt. He’ll furnish and I think he’s a real autumn colt but he’s doing a good job now.”
Waller nominated the Gr.3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup carnival as a possible goal.
“He has always shown us ability and it was good to get today’s win out of the way,” Waller said.
“We can start plotting towards better races, probably in the autumn, but I think he might get a chance in a stakes race at some stage through this prep as well.”
Cadenabbia was bred by Brendan and Jo Lindsay in partnership with Mornington-based horseman David Brideoake and topped Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka in 2019.
He was knocked down for $800,000 to the final bid of Aquis and leading agent James Bester.
Aquis races the promising three-year-old with the McClure family, Kia Ora Stud and G1G Racing & Breeding.
Cadenabbia is the first foal of Griante (Good Journey), who Brideoake prepared to win the Gr.1 Galaxy Handicap (1100m) in the Lindsay colours.