Veteran mare Chelsea Toff has wasted no time making an impact with the Malady stable with a win at only her second start since joining the team.
Bought as a tried horse for just $3000 in July this year, she has quickly repaid her new owner, Geelong stable foreman Asher Trom-Wright, scoring at Yarra Valley on Saturday.
The seven-year-old daughter of Toorak Toff settled worse than midfield and eight lengths off the lead and was still well back on the turn before unleashing a withering home straight burst.
Ridden by Liam Riordan, Chelsea Toff ($11) quickly picked her way through the field from third last on the heavy 10 track to post a head win over Carry On Camping ($31) and Diamatti (4.20) in the John Murphy Help Me 0-58 Hcp (1000m).
“Asher did a great job picking her out,” trainer Vincent Malady said.
“She was spec buy who wasn’t disgraced first-up for the stable when beaten only three lengths at Geelong and handles all track conditions.
Her only other win in 19 starts was a maiden at Ararat in February last year.
“She hasn’t had a lot of starts for a seven-year-old and no doubt Asher is going to have a lot of fun with her.”