based syndicators Topline Thoroughbreds celebrated their first metropolitan
winner when the Grahame Begg trained Lonhro filly Amarachi flew home to snatch
a stylish win at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Resuming from a spell following an unplaced debut at Kembla back in April, Amarachi ran up to the good form she has shown in recent trials, settling back in the field and charging home late for Brenton Avdulla.
Despite racing greenly, the filly really hit her straps over the final furlong, zooming down the outside to win the 1250 metre maiden by a head.
"At her first start she jarred up and wouldn't stretch out, but her trials have been very good and it's nice to get that win on the board for Topline," said Grahame Begg.
"I think she's a filly with a bright future."
Bred on the same Lonhro x Commands cross as Group II winner Obsequious, Amarachi(pictured as a yearling) was purchased for just $50,000 by Topline Thoroughbreds from the Shipton Lodge draft at the 2011 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.
She is the second winner for Our Lady Grace, a half-sister by Commands to the dam of Group II winner and successful sire Magic Albert.