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.