Dec 18, 2013
Exciting galloper Vintage Lad was rising in class and distance at Kilmore on Tuesday but those two factors were not enough to stop him continuing on his winning way.
Impressive when saluting over a mile at Mornington second up earlier in the month, Vintage Lad usually sits off the pace but with no speed on this time Brad Rawiller decided to take an early lead.
He did however take a bit of work to get there and mid-race was taken on - having to shake off that horse which he did quite easily. Turning he was again challenged but over the final stages proved just too strong - drawing clear to win by two lengths.
"He worked a bit harder than I wanted," Rawiller said.
"He had to do it both ends - but he was the best horse in the race."
"He is a horse who just keeps improving," he continued, adding that "he is a beautiful horse to ride but still a bit new - when I ask him for an effort it is still as if he is saying 'what, what did you say?!'"
"Just after straightening I thought we were no good thing but I got aggressive on him and he responded well."
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.