Dec 07, 2013
Having run such an encouraging third when resuming at Ballarat late last month, it was little wonder that the talented Vintage Lad was sent out favourite at Mornington on Friday.
And he rewarded his supporters with an easy victory - settling fourth for Brad Rawiller and heading wide at the 500m as a few others crowded together.
Taking over straightening, Vintage Lad quickly put pay to his rivals racing away by a strong 2¼ lengths.
In doing so Vintage Lad recorded the second win of his seven start career - doing a good job in stepping up from 1200m to the mile.
A horse who showed good middle distance potential last time in, Vintage Lad looks set for a successful summer campaign with the stable confident that he will measure up at metropolitan level.
Racing in the well known red, black and white colours of the late syndicator Harry Lawton, Vintage Lad is raced by David Inglis, Maverick Racing (manager Geoffrey McCormack), Maxine Fabian, the Royal Malvern Racing Club (manager Jeff Allis), Wayne Simmons, Damian Honiss, Sibling Rivalry (manager Jayne Benson) and Pam Lawton.
Bred by Inglis and McCormack,Vintage Lad is a son of Artie Schiller and the Thunder Gulch mare Armilla, half sister to the wonderful galloper Whiskey Decanter - winner of 23 races.