By Brad Gray
David Payne knocked off odds-on favourite Single Bullet with his gelding Colesberg in the opening race at Warwick Farm and now has Group One aspirations for the two-year-old.
“He’s our Champagne horse,” said Payne.
“He’s a lovely horse and there is improvement in him from this run. We’ll see where we go now. We might send him out for a short spell.
“He is a young horse. If you start chasing money you ruin them so we’ll see how he pulls up."
“I bought him with no buyer and should have kept him!" Payne said of the son of Congrats who is owned by Wilf Mula.
Colesberg nabbed Single Bullet
Jockey Blake Shinn was also of the opinion that Colesberg would be even better once her gets out to 1400m and beyond.
“He is a horse with a bright future,” said Shinn.
“He was strong to the line. He really attacked it.”
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 7, 2017