3 January 2017
The two year old son of Art Major worked to the front in the early stages of the race and set a solid tempo.
Race favourite Spankem issued a strong challenge in the home straight but Alta Maestro repelled that and kicked clear to win by two lengths.
The mile rate was a sizzling 1:54.4 for the 1700 metre trip.
Owned by Stuart and Liz Leadley, Alta Maestro was a $100,000 purchase from the Alta Breeding draft at the 2016 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale.