Draft topper posts stylish win

Draft topper posts stylish win8 Sep 2020

High-priced youngster Cadenabbia has added his first slice of performance to a rich pedigree.

The Chris Waller-trained colt ran second on debut and this afternoon at Canterbury Park went one better with a touch of flair.

He was partnered by James McDonald and comfortably justified his short price over 1550 metres.

"He's a lovely colt," McDonald said after the race.

"He's going to be better with a prep under his belt. He'll get a bit more furnishing done and I think he's a real autumn colt but he's doing a good job now."

Cadenabbia was bred by Brendan and Jo Lindsay in partnership with Mornington-based horseman David Brideoake and topped Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka in 2019.

He was knocked down for $800,000 to the final bid of Aquis and leading agent James Bester.

Aquis races the promising three-year-old with the McClure family, Kia Ora Stud and G1G Racing & Breeding.

Cadenabbia is the first foal of Griante, who Brideoake prepared to win the G1 Galaxy Handicap in the Lindsay colours.

She is out of a half-sister to the G1 WATC Derby winner Grand Journey and the stakes winner Proliferate.

Further back in the pedigree is the G1 Stradbroke Handicap winner River Lad and the G3 Tesio Stakes winner Joy Of Flight.