First winner by Ambidexter

Ambidexter unveiled his first winner on Saturday when speedy filly Avanti Rose won on debut at Warracknabeal.

The Darren Weir-trained 2yo started an even-money favourite after an eye-catching jump-out at Burrumbeet and she rolled along in the lead to win the Save The Date Maiden (1000m) by a neck from Wanna Be Good.

Avanti Rose was a $20,000 buy for agent John Foote at last year’s Adelaide Magic Millions.  She is the first named foal for Geelong winner Tassa Avanti (Charge Forward) who is a half-sister to Flemington stakes winner La Chasseuse (Lion Hunter).

Ambidexter (Commands) is a Darley homebred and won the G2 Theo Marks Quality & LR Ming Dynasty Stakes in Sydney.  Sheikh Mohammed retired him to Cornerstone Stud in South Australia where he stands for a $5,500 (inc gst) fee.