Mockery winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)

Mockery opens Verrazano's Aus account

Mockery became the first Australian winner for American stallion Verrazano when producing a spirited on-pace effort in Saturday's Listed Very Special Kids Plate (1000m) at Flemington.

Only 1.1 lengths covered the first seven horses across the line in the two-year-old race as the John McArdle-trained Mockery led throughout under Linda Meech to defeat the Yulong Investments-raced pair of Yulong Savings and Cheer Leader.

"She still doesn't do things right, she didn't take two steps in the same direction a bit like her trainer at 1am in the morning just wandering around," McArdle said.

"The first time we galloped her I knew she was quick, I was just wondering if we needed to take her to the greyhounds because I wasn't sure if she'd only go 600 metres.

"But she's run the 1000 metres today and got the job done."

WATCH: Hear from McArdle

Meech's success aboard Mockery continues her wonderful form this season where she leads the Victorian jockeys' premiership with 95 wins at a strike-rate of 19.2 per cent.

She picked up the ride on Mockery as regular rider Jamie Mott couldn't make the weight of 54kg.

"She's a little rocket but not the easiest horse to ride," Meech said.

"I wasn't sure if I won at the finish. I heard the caller say that Mockery was there but the other two horses (Yulong Savings and Cheer Leader) were out wide."

Mockery's sire Verrazano is a dual Group 1-winning son of More Than Ready, who stood for just one season at Coolmore in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $13,750.

Mockery is one of just 27 foals to be named from the stallion's single season in Australia.

WATCH: Mockery's win