Brett Lazzarini has broken through for his first winner since taking over Mick Tubman's stable.
It was promising four-year-old Nindamos who saluted, the gelding flying home after sitting last at the top of the straight to win a 1200 metre benchmark 70 at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.
Nindamos was in his first run for Lazzarini, the horse's third trainer this year.
The four-year-old started favourite after an eye-catching run at Canterbury earlier this month, while still under the guidance of Amy Usher.
"It has been a nice pick up," Lazzarini told Sky Racing. "A lot of the credit's got to go to Amy Usher, she's done a great job with the horse.
"Today's probably a bit short for him, but as you've seen, he got to the line alright. He'll improve off this, he should go back to town over a bit more ground.
"He's winding up to get over seven furlongs or a mile."
The win was a huge boost for the fledgling stable, Lazzarini returning to the sport after a period of time away.
It's been an eventful journey for the trainer who won the Group 3 Canterbury Stakes in 1983 before later stepping away from racing.
Now that he's back, Lazzarini hasn't taken long to build up his crop and he's optimistic more success will follow.
"Due to a family tragedy, I moved away from the industry for a while. My son wanted to come back and learn about it, so I said we'll move into it and try and start off with a small team and see if we can't build up.
"Well we've gone from zero to 25 in two months, so it's gone from one extreme to the other, but it's going well."
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