PROMISING three-year-old Vedo made good on her recent trial form by scoring an emphatic win on debut and in record time at Devonport on Sunday.
The Kelvin Hamilton-trained filly won a trial at Devonport leading up to the race and was as equally impressive so those astute punters made the most of the fixed odds that were on offer early in betting ($6.50) before starting at $5.30 equal favourite with Geegees Martini that finished nearer to last.
Vedo showed blistering early speed and was able to hold the lead from barrier one and apprentice David Fisher ensured the filly travelled at a steady pace to the home turn.
When Fisher asked the filly to extend she burst well clear and went on to score by over six lengths from Speedy Sort ($5.40) with Romp Around Jill almost a length away third.
Vedo covered the 1000 metres journey in 59.36 seconds that eclipsed Arenzano’s record that she set last year when she won first-up and scored by 15 lengths.
But Vedo’s record was short-lived when Jyspiere bettered it two races later in the Phillip Swinton Memorial Benchmark 68 clocking 59.26.
Vedo is by Azevedo from Arabian Dolphin and looks set for a bright future as a sprinter.
JYPSIERE could not have been more impressive in winning the Phillip Swinton Memorial (BM68) over 1000m.
The five-year-old entire showed his customary early speed to lead but when apprentice rider Ismail Toker allowed him more rein he burst clear and went on to score by 2-1/4 lengths from Westella Magic that flashed home along the rails with Faith’ N’ Courage a close-up third.
Jypsiere raced out of the Mick Price stable in Melbourne but had won three races in Queensland prior to joining Price’s yard.
Tasmanian-born jockey Craig Newitt had ridden the five-year-old entire a few times in Victoria and it was on his recommendation that he ended up with Wells.
Wells regards Jypsiere as a genuine sprinter.
“He’s a natural sprinter – he just likes to jump and run and with the four kilogram claim for Ismail Toker he was probably a weighted certainty,” Wells said.
SECOND DOZEN was one of three winners for the Adam Trinder stable at Devonport on Sunday.
The former smart juvenile performer has been a revelation since returning to Tasmania from a year-long campaign in Victoria with his former trainer John Blacker
Second Dozen joined Trinder’s stable late last year and since December he has won six and been placed second four times from 12 starts.
Trinder expects to aim second Dozen at next year’s Devonport Cup (1880m) with his first outing next season likely to be in the Newmarket handicap (1200m).
Trinder’s other winners were Vow Of Silence that led all the way to take out a class one handicap over 1350m and The Chancer broke back into the winner’s circle after a run of outs since winning first-up in Launceston in late January.
RED EAGLE broke through for his first win this preparation when he outgunned a handy field in a class one handicap over 1880 metres.
The Shirley Berger-trained gelding notched two minor placings at his first two starts before being the first horse beaten on the home turn in a race in Launceston late last month.
Most punters were prepared to ignore that run and followed up to send the gelding around the $2.60 favourite and he performed accordingly.
MUM BROUGHT A HORSE made up for a couple of modest efforts to win the opening race the Hygain maiden Plate over 1150 metes and the Barry Campbell-trained Markov scored an over win in the Boags & Sons Maiden Plate over 1350m in what was a slogging finish.
Every race on the eight-event card was won by a Spreyton-trained horse.