Swiss Ace struck the first winning blow of his stallion career at New Plymouth on Thursday.
Westbury Stud’s Group One winning sprinter was represented at the Taranaki meeting by Staccato who had only failed to weigh in once from five previous appearances.
A most recent second on the track ensured the two-year-old a strong following and he delivered in style for trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson and apprentice rider Rory Hutchings.
The first crop of Swiss Ace will attempt to complete a juvenile double on Saturday at Trentham where the Stephen McKee-trained Passing Shot runs in the Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes. - NZ Racing Desk