Vinnie’s closer to success
VINNIE Vega rarely goes too long without a win and trainer Kym Davison says he is ready to bring up his ninth victory at Wagga Wagga today.
The five-year-old lines up in the Hartwigs Wagga Whirlwind Showcase (1000m) after a closing sixth at the same track last start.
Davison said the loss over the same trip can be ignored and apprentice Patrick Scorse would put him in a better position this time.
“Last start, he got too far out of his ground and they broke 57 seconds with the rail out,’’ Davison said.
“But he ended up taking about seven lengths off them from the 600m.
“We want him to settle a little closer and with the lighter weight he’ll be very competitive.
“He’s certainly going well enough (to win). Patrick just needs to make sure he’s aware early and not let the horse get too far back and he’ll be hard to beat.”
Davison wants Scorse to get into a midfield spot with cover from barrier 11.
Despite being good over 1200m, Vinnie Vega has won seven times at 1000m and has only been unplaced once from five starts at Wagga Wagga over today’s trip.
“Early on he’d race up on the pace because he’d have a bit too much on them but as you get into the open handicaps they can all go quickly so he settles back a bit more now,” Davison said.
Vinnie Vega has won at least one race each preparation dating back to his debut in September 2015 and, for a $13,000 buy, he’s earned $155,355 for connections.
“He’s won at odds at times as well so that’s been good for us, too,” Davison said.
“He can win in the wet, on the dry and can carry weight for a little horse so he’s a country trainer’s dream.
“I wish I had a stable full of horses like him.”
When sixth last start, he was beaten home by Wonderbolt and Davison said he’s going to be hard to get past again as well as a Brett Cavanough-trained runner.
“Just A Bullet gets out and goes quick and Wonderbolt beat him home last time but I don’t think there’s much between them all,” Davison said.