Talenti winning at The Valley (Image: Racing Photos)

Valley winner has black type talent

Robert Hickmott believes Talenti has black type quality after winning his second Australian race from as many starts on Saturday.

The New Zealand-bred four-year-old gelding by Niagara came from last in a small field to win over 1500 metres at The Valley, as per his local debut 15 days earlier at Class 1 level.

"He's only had five starts and is doing things for his experience that are definitely above average," Hickmott said.

Talenti ($2.10 favourite) looped the field under Barend Vorster en route to his 1.75-length victory, with Manhattan Arch ($5) runner-up for the second time back from an 80-week break between starts.

WATCH: Talenti win at The Valley

Talenti raced three times in New Zealand for one win, a maiden victory at Hastings in May, before being transferred into Hickmott's care by owner and breeder Trish Dunell.

"They've got a lot of wet tracks in New Zealand so they wanted to give him a chance on top of the ground with the better prizemoney available," Hickmott explained.

"He's a very talented horse that's lightly raced and did a few things wrong down the side of the course, tossing his head up a couple of times.

"There's no doubt he'll get to 2000 metres easily in time, we'll let him go through his classes.

"We could give him a little break now and take him up to Queensland for a little trip away as well."