A couple of promising performances early on the card.
In the opener, Spirit of Boom debutante Plumaro was last out but first home - by a bare 9.25 lengths.
Ex Victorian Whycatchim was having his first start for Ben Currie in the second race. He was backed from $1.90 in the morning to start $1.55, and didn't let supporters down, winning by 3. He took 0.5 secs off the 870m track record, recording 49.41 secs, and running his last 600m in a low flying 32.72 secs.
Both should win again.