Feb 17, 2016
All maidens are not created equal and it was a pretty good one that Vorspiel won at Colac on Sunday, VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonuses making it a lovely race to win for the chestnut's owner who happens to be Michael Kent Jnr.
Well fancied on the strength of his consistent lead up form, Vorspiel was always travelling well on pace after showing early speed from the outside gate and he really knuckled down over the final stages, getting up right on the line.
"It was always going to be tough from the draw and it was a good effort," said jockey Brad Rawiller who was riding the three-year-old for the first time.
Not always confident of wearing down the leader, Rawiller said that "he looked to have the better of me at the 100m and we had a fight on our hands. But typical of Michael Kent trained horses he was tough to the line."
Cleverly named - Vorspiel being a Norwegian term referring to a pre-party held at a person's house before they head out - he is a son of Foreplay and the Hussonet mare Zip Zip from the family of stakes winners Husson Lightning, Flying Sparks, Cordon Rose and Armed For Action. Ancestress of this family is the famed matriarch Selene.