The Bruce Wallace and Allan Peard-trained Satriani made the best possible start to his career, winning on debut at Ruakaka in the Hirepool (1000m).
The three-year-old son of Sufficient settled towards the rear of the field from his outside barrier under jockey Andrew Calder who sat patiently on his charge throughout.
Satriani was pulled wide down the straight to breeze past his opposition to win comfortably by a length and a quarter over race favourite Foo An Songs.
“He certainly did come home strongly,” Peard said. “I was quite impressed, over 1000m they usually don’t come from last.
“Andrew was very patient, gave him a good ride and we knew he would be hitting the line.”
Satriani was runner-up in his 800m trial at Avondale earlier this month and Peard said he has improved since that run.
“He missed a fair bit of work going into that trial, so we were impressed with what he did that day. He has certainly taken that next step up.”