Three-year-old filly Sorceress made an eye-catching winning debut at Ashburton on Friday in the Barneswood Farm Stakes Day 19thOctober (1250m).
Despite greenness the three-year-old daughter of showcasing showed a good turn of foot to distance her rivals by 5.3 lengths on the line, at odds of $63.60.
“I expected that she would have improved from her two trials runs but I didn’t expect that,” trainer Andrew Carston said.
“She’s always been a work in progress, she went through a Ready To Run Sale prep and she tends to get a bit fired up so we gave her two quiet trials before coming to the races.”
Carston acquired the filly from her breeders Courtney and Miranda Howls of Ainsley Downs Stud.
“I purchased a yearling from them and they asked if I would be interested in taking her too so I’ve leased her and put a syndicate together to race her”
The win was Carston Racing Stable apprentice Kozzi Asano’s sixth of the new season.
Stablemate Sanctify came from last in the Go Racing silks to make it a Carston Racing Stables quinella.
“They’re both nice fillies,” Carston said, although he remained reserved when it came to the fillies future.
“They’re all superstars until the prove you wrong, we will just see how they progress.”