Canberra trainer Paul Facoory finds first winner at Thoroughbred Park

Canberra trainer Paul Facoory was the first winner at Thoroughbred Park on Friday as Zambada continued his strong form.

Rising star Kayla Nisbet rode the three-year-old colt to victory in the 1100m dash to finish a length-and-a-half clear of Tim Martin's Lady I Am and Darryl Rolfe's High Citadel.

"It was a great start to the day and my others went all right as well with good preparation for future races," Facoory said.

"He's a pretty smart horse Zambada, got him as a yearling and definitely has a bright future and I use Kayla when I can because she's also got a big future.

"I've just had to take my time with him because he was immature mentally and physically, so had to let him develop but this is his fifth prep and he's just getting better and better."

Another young gun jockey Chelsea McFarlane rode a winner in race seven onboard Zyg Garsztka's Cop A Nip.

"The horse I rode today trialled really well behind a nice horse I really rate a few weeks ago so I was expecting to do well," McFarlane said.

The 21-year-old also placed on Mick Smith's Dipping Carats in race two and will next ride on last-start winner Carlistos in Wagga on Saturday.

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