Champion trainer Kris Lees and champion jockey Hugh Bowman combined forces at Wyong on Tuesday with interesting debut winner Intrinsic (2f So You Think x Vecchia Roma, by Testa Rossa).
An athletic brown filly with an eye-catching blaze, Intrinsic was sent out favourite for the 1100 metre maiden.
Despite jumping awkwardly and racing a touch greenly over the concluding stages, she was able to forge clear and win by three quarters of a length over Aeecee Tong De (2f Pierro x Brandish, by Elusive Quality).
“She’s a nice filly and being by So You Think, Kris thought whatever she does today, she’ll only get better over further,” said Hugh Bowman.
“She wasn’t really sure what to do when I asked her to go to the front, so she’ll only improve.
“From what she showed me, I think she’s more of a sprinter miler, but she will be a very nice horse for the spring.”
Retained to race by her breeders, Intrinsic is a full sister to handy winner Too Fast for Love and is the fourth winner from four foals to race from former smart mare Vecchia Roma.