First win from new base

Natalie Young and Trent Busuttinon the winner's board from their Cranbourne base(Photo: Darryl Sherer).

Natalie Young and Trent Busuttin on the winner’s board from their Cranbourne base (Photo: Darryl Sherer).

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have posted their first winner since moving their training operation from Cambridge to Cranbourne last month.

The couple was successful on their new home track yesterday with Old Farm Road, whose victory eased the trainers’ disappointment at having to withdraw Tavago from the Gr.1 NZB Memsie Stakes at Caulfield the previous day.

Tavago, the Gr.1 Australia Derby winner, was scratched after losing a tooth on Friday night.

Old Farm Road, a three-year-old son of Thewayyouare, left his rivals struggling on the soft footing in the Unox Maiden Plate (1300m) at Cranbourne, winning by five lengths in the hands of apprentice Jake Bayliss.

Old Farm Road left New Zealand with a record of three placings from six starts, including a second at Ellerslie and a third at Avondale in his last two appearances in this country.

He rounded off his build-up to yesterday’s win with a trials fourth earlier this month.

Busuttin and Young also picked up a second with Savvy Bandit, their other runner on the Cranbourne programme.