Co-trainer Luke Price had one eye on the group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) next year after Accoy stormed down the outside to break her maiden status on Saturday.
With Kembla Classic winning hoop Kathy O’Hara on-board, the Unencumbered filly showed a superb turn of foot to reel in Anthony and Edward Cummings’ Rose Of Savannah at her home track.
O’Hara opted to take the wide route as she plotted a path closest to the outside fence.
It paid off as Accoy saluted by a long neck over Rose Of Savannah in the Kids Fund Maiden Plate (1000m), with Mark Newnham trained Carnina.
“I think there is a pretty good race in her,” Price, who trains alongside his father Rob, said.
“That is why Kathy is here, to ride this one.
“Something like the Provincial Championships might be a bit early for her. We might just step her through her grades first.
That is why Kathy O'Hara is here, to ride this oneLuke Price
“I am think more Keith Nolan [Kembla Classic] for her in March so hopefully we can go that way.”
The Price stable brought Accoy to the races in top order for just her second career start. The three-year-old filly had been unplaced in her sole run as a two-year-old, but showed that she’s got a big future with a slashing performance first-up from a spell.
“She is a lovely filly and I was really impressed with her whole temperament today. She came here and presented herself like a real nice horse,” Luke Price said.
“She has only had the one quiet trial so we still have a lot up our sleeve going forward this preparation.
“Once we get to 1400m you will see her best but it was good to get the maiden out of the way first.”
The Prices’ enjoyed a running double when the underrated Cuban Royale made it back-to-back wins in fine fashion.
Jockey Josh Adams negated a wide draw by taking the son of Casino Prince straight to the front and the four-year-old was never headed from then on.
Cuban Royale kicked clear in the race to score by 3-½ lengths in the Macey Insurance Brokers Benchmark 64 Handicap (1400m), with Mark de Montfort’s Ready Set Sing and Ron Quinton trained My Zebrinka rounding out the placings.