Peter and Paul Snowden, who trained Golden Slipper winner Capitalist are also teaching winning ways to his son, Captivant resulting in his first win at Randwick.
Allowed to find his feet early by Jason Collett, he unleashed an explosive turn of foot over the final furlong to power past his rivals and win the ATC Victory Vein Plate (1000m) by two lengths running away from Maurice (Jpn) colt Akihiro.
A A$550,000 Magic Millions purchase for China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Starlight Racing from the Ashleigh Thoroughbreds draft, Captivant was the fourth most expensive colt sired by Capitalist from his first crop.
Bred by Senga Bissett, he has a speed pedigree being from Speedboat, a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Cross Current and to the dams of Group I winner Crown Prosecutor and Gr.2 winner Willow Creek. It’s also the family of Gr.1 and Gr.2 winning sire Headwater. The speedboat has a yearling colt by Hellbent is back in foal to the same sire.