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Feb 11, 2022

Pakenham trainer Phillip Stokes landed his first winner for ATB owners courtesy of a commanding win by Cable Bay gelding Tobaysure.

The 3YO homebred was a dominant winner of the Momentum Gaming Maiden Plate over 1400m at Pakenham on Thursday evening.

Brett Prebble was afforded a comfortable ride, landing just behind the leaders before extending in the home straight for an easy six length victory.

The time of 1-24.50 was the quickest of the three 1400m events on a Good4 racing surface.

A patient journey, including being gelded and an initial one start preparation for a third placing over 1100m, has allowed the son of former city-winning mare Black Velveteen to mature and develop into a lovely horse.

Stokes first-up placement over 1400m, shows there is plenty of scope going forward, distances out to 2000m should allow him the opportunity to develop into a city level galloper.

For now, Stokes indicated post-race on Racing.com that allowing the horse to go through his benchmark grades is best for his grounding.

It was an exciting win for the breeders, especially those who stayed in the ownership, well done, it is always exciting to see a first foal winning so early in a career.

Congratulations to owners Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, SCG Racing (mngr: S Gereaux), Brittain Racing (mngr: P Brittain), J Clements, P Larkin, Brown Gecko Racing (mngr: P Lee), C Smith, O Kelly, P Swansson, P Kelly, Mrs J Van Der Sluys, Shepp Battlers (mngr: G McMahon), P Curran, Royal Kialla (mgr: C Kelly), R Shields, Maverick Racing (mngr: G McCormack), A Kelly, P Gallivan.

Article: Peter Morganti

Photo: Racing Photos

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