Powerful first-up showing from Eraset

Trainer Danny O'Brien expects talented gelding Eraset to be competing in better races sooner rather than later after a barnstorming first-up victory at Caulfield on Saturday.

The rising four-year-old made it five wins from eight starts when he kicked off his spring campaign in Saturday's The Yalumba Masters (1400m).

Ridden by James Winks and near last most of the way, Eraset made his run with Imperial Command rounding the home turn and charged clear to win by three-quarters of a length from Starshot.

Imperial Command battled hard to the line a half-length away in third place.

Last campaign Eraset won four races in a row and was having his first start since finishing eighth in the Group Two Alister Clark Stakes (1600m), less than four lengths from the winner Linton.

Despite his encouraging form-line, Eraset was a market drifter on Saturday and ended up paying $19.30 for the win on the Victorian TAB.

"He had decent form and stepped into better class races in the autumn towards the end of his preparation and has come back well after a good spell," O'Brien said.

"It is off-season at the moment, but he couldn't have won more impressively first-up and might give us something to work with deeper into the spring.

"Hopefully we can get into better races closer to the start of his preparation rather than the end."

O'Brien said Eraset wasn't a wet tracker and that he would be guided by track surfaces when placing the horse in the spring.

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