Head turning chestnut gelding Padarra got his maiden done at just start two at Casino.
Prepared by Stephen Lee at his dual property training setup at Ballina, Padarra looked to have plenty to do during the first part of the race.
Apprentice Jai Williams put in a polished display to navigate a passage on Padarra in the straight to score a narrow but decisive victory over the 1400m course.
Padarra gives the indication that he will be suited as his races get out to 1600m and beyond, adding merit to the Casino win.
Padarra is a son of the former Arrowfield Stud stallion Pariah, from the stakes winning Stravinsky mare Indarra.
Boasting plenty of ‘bling’ through his shiny chestnut coat, Padarra has distinctive white markings on both his blaze and his off side chest.
After his racing career, no doubt Padarra will have plenty of admirers in the show ring.
The Stephen Lee/OnTrack combo made it a race to race double with Nickelback scoring in the next race, also over 1400m.
This continues a rich vein of form for the Lee stable, which is making full use of an exclusive South Ballina beach facility to complement it's well appointed on course stable in Ballina.
Congratulations to winning owners:
D J Bates, M D Bates, Dutch Cookie Fields (Syndicate), P Foyster, R A Modin, P M Pugsley, A L Camroux, D A Worthley, Bendar Racing (Syndicate), C E Harbrow, B H Wilson, S R Salvador, C Shearer, B J Sadler, P Harbrow, G A Logan, D G Wall, I P Newell & OnTrack Indarra Synd: G J Batchelder, M W Dunn, B J Ferris, M T Hetherton, J Hutchins, W G Marshall, D L Mclennan, C J Schatz, M J Secombe, D J Sutherland & J E Van Steenis