Riasc has first win for Brent Albuino

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Riasc and jockey Chris Parnham just manage to get in front in the Penang Turf Club Trophy (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon. Picture: Simon Merritt/Western Racepix

TRAINER Brent Albuino of Muchea says Riasc is likely to head to the Perth Stakes next after the two-year-old had his first win at Ascot today.

After the race Albuino said given Riasc’s earlier two good runs and the win today the plan was to then head towards the Karrakatta Plate.

At the home turn in the Penang Turf Club Trophy (1100m) Al Di La was leading You Am I before Chris Parnham and Riasc made their move.

Heading towards the finish line it became a battle between Al Di La and the Rogano and Irish Hut gelding who managed to get his head over the finish line at just the right moment.

On an extremely hot day in Perth Albuino said it was a huge run by Riasc.

“He wasn’t getting much luck early so then he pushed forward,’’ he said.

“He was still three deep but he travelled really good into the straight and he fought it out really well to win on the line.’’

Albuino said the gelding was still learning so blinkers could be an option with him.

Jockey Chris Parnham said early in the race he couldn’t get any cover so had to keep pressing forward.

Parnham said he thought there would be plenty of improvement in the horse, who was at this stage was his top pick to ride in the Karrakatta Plate.