The Steve O’Dea trained Pirolo had his consistency finally rewarded with a convincing win at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
The trainer-jockey combination of O’Dea and Tim Bell once again came to the fore as Pirolo romped to a comfortable 2-1/2 length victory in the 1600 metre maiden.
It took until his 13th start to grace the winners’ circle but the gelding had always displayed a willingness to be a racehorse.
Formerly based in Sydney, Pirolo was sent north to O’Dea for a change of scenery and at his third Queensland start he was able to shed his maiden tag.
The son of Teofilo had showed some staying promise when under the care of the late Guy Walter and the current plan is to back the horse up this Sunday at the same track over 1800 metres.