Alfred Nobel colt Explosive Power opened his account this year with a narrow victory in the Lloyd Hcp (1400m) at Carlisle on Saturday.
The Irish-bred grey colt tracked the leaders and was driven along by Jordan Vaughan to lead inside final furlong before holding on to score by a neck from Forever A Lady (Dark Angel).
Explosive Power (3c Alfred Nobel – My Girl Lisa by With Approval) is raced by the Market Avenue Racing Club and was a 47,000 euros (AUD 67,515) buy for trainer Karl Burke at Tattersalls in September 2014.
It was his second wins in 9 starts following a Redcar nursery victory in October. “He had been a little late to come into himself last year,” Burke said. “He always looked like he would make a nice three year old.”
The Yorkshire trainer also prepares Alfred Nobel 3yo Carbutt’s Ridge who won at Nottingham on June 23.
Alfred Nobel stands the 2016 season at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook for a $4,500 (plus gst) fee.