ary Colvin, Chris Heywood and Scott Spackman were all among the winners at the showcase meeting.
Chris Heywood purchased Corazon De Oro for just $5000 at the Inglis Classic sale, a bargain buy after winning the $40,000 Tooheys Extra Dry Country Maiden Plate (1100m) at Gundagai.
Corazon De Oro ($31.00) was four wide the entire trip but exploded away in the straight to score by 1½ lengths, from Dictation ($21.00) and Ethanicity ($15.00).
Heywood was thrilled to pick up the lucrative showcase maiden.
“She was probably the pick of my three on form, it’s just the gate was the issue,” Heywood said.
“(Brendan Ward) said he wasn’t worried being out there because she was just travelling.”
Corazon De Oro is owned by Heywood, his cousin Matthew Stadtmiller and Darren Corcoran.
Meantime, Spackman and owner Noel Penfold were over the moon after Tokookacod ($5.50) took out the $32,000 Swire Shipping Class One Showcase Handicap (1100m).
The three-year-old filly started out with Spackman, before he recommended Penfold send her to the city, where she had her first racing campaign with John Thompson.
A breathing issue required surgery, so she returned to Spackman after that, and has now won two of her three starts this preparation.
“I’m very happy, she’s a little beauty,” Penfold said.
“A few things have gone against her, and went wrong, but we’ve known all along that she can gallop.”
Spackman was very pleased as well.
“We’ve got options now,” he said.