Sasso Corbaro off to the paddock after winning Newcastle maiden

Sasso Corbaro

KRIS Lees says his promising filly Sasso Corbaro will head for a spell after breaking through for her maiden career win at Newcastle over 1150m on Thursday.

The two-year-old started the $1.24 favourite after running second in both of her previous career starts at Canterbury, beaten narrowly on both occasions on June 21 and July 5 respectively.

The chestnut settled second behind Kristensen throughout the run before jockey Corey Brown said go in the home straight, with Sasso Corbaro quickly lifting and holding off a challenge from first starter Cool Dude Ausbred to score by just under a length.

Lees said he was confident heading to the track with the daughter of All Too Hard and Furline which he felt was well placed to break her maiden against provincial company.

“She was well found in the market which was to be expected as she had two good runs in the city behind a couple of nice horses,” Lees told Horse Betting.

“There were a couple of little anxious moments in the home straight, but she seemed to have enough up her sleeve and she looked comfortable enough running to the line.

“It was a good drop in grade today and I think she’ll get plenty of confidence out of it.”

Owned by the China Horse Club, Lees said there is a bright future ahead for Sasso Corbaro which will be targeted at returning to racing towards the end of the year.

“She’s done enough this prep. She’s had the three runs for a win and two seconds so she is putting together a nice little record,” Lees said.

“She will appreciate the spell…she should fill out a bit more and I think she’ll come back a bit physically stronger and mature.

“She is a promising filly and I think she’ll be a very nice three-year-old at Christmas time.”

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