The Danny O'Brien-trained filly Alverio backed up her excellent unlucky first-up performance with a soft win at Kyneton on Tuesday over 1469m. 

Sent out favourite by the punters at $2.15, the daughter of Shamexpress gave her rivals a start before beating them ears pricked for jockey Fred Kersley.

"I felt she was always going to win from the 600m. However in the furlong before that I was worried as we were in awkward spot and the horses in front of her were tiring, while our rivals were improving into the race," Kerlsey said. 

"Fortunately we were able to get off the fence and once I got her to the outside she really let down strongly and in the end it was a soft win."

It was the Windsor Park Stud graduate's first win at her fifth start, but O'Brien is confident that the win will be the first of many.

"She will derive a great deal of confidence out of that performance and the way she has come on from her first prep has us expecting that she should be able to go through grades," O'Brien said. 

"Also getting her out over further as she strengthens will be positive as well." 

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