The Gold Vase belongs to Walter Smoothie!
WALTER SMOOTHIE embraced the eyes of the crowd and came to the course with some big match temperament. July day is where any good horse wants to be and where every owner, trainer and jockey would love to win a graded race! Walter won the first leg of a record breaking pick-six pool and added a Grade 3 victory to his career, now making him a six time winner.
He had been putting up some great work at home and he had also traveled exceptionally well. The final step was to bring all the efforts to the course and make it count, which is exactly what he did!
It was a top ride by Diego De Gouveia. He read the race and pace down to a tee. Both jockey and horse dug down deep at the finish and won a gutsy race. Walter Smoothie is an out and out stayer. Things are sometimes not so easy in long distance races when a lot can transpire but the son of Biarritz has the heart to always put in his best efforts. He has gotten stronger with age and we hope that he may continue to enjoy racing as much as he does and provide the connections with further enjoyment.
Congratulations to Mr Vicky Veramootoo on the Group win and the stable appreciates the ongoing support!
Thanks to the support throughout the season to sponsor - HOLLYWOODBETS