Graded race double on the day - Thanks to Vars Vicky!
VARS VICKY decided to follow in the footsteps of his stable companion, Alula's Star and won the very next race on summer cup day, certainly knocking a few tickets out the big day's Pick 6. The Betway Merchants (Grade 3) belongs to this gelding who looks to be back to his best!
The 4-year-old has always been full of ability, he has proved that by already being a Group 2 winner and has run with the best of them over the sprints earlier on in his career. He has strayed off his form a bit during his career, but has had excuses in some and was not quite himself, something that the stable noticed over time. This win has given the stable a lot of confidence that he is potentially back to his best and was able to display his tur potential to win full of authority.
Randall Simons had partnered the son of Var only once, very early in his career, but was fortunate enough to pair up with him in this race. The going appeared to be on the outside and his inside draw had looked like an initial concern, but all worked out seamlessly during the race. He was fortunate enough to have a companion on the inside that showed a lot of pace and found immediate cover behind in a handy position. Halfway through the race, Randall spotted the leader dropping off quite suddenly and switched the good looking gelding out for a clear passage. It looked like most of the action was on the outside in a compact field leading into the closing stages but Var's Vicky was always right there, fighting on and all of a sudden found himself in front with 200m to go. Into the final strides it was clear he was not for the catching and started drawing clear to win by 1,00 length.
Mr Vicky Veeramootoo is the proud owner of VARS VICKY. The very prominent colours have been around the country and have been associated with some very good horses over the years but VARS VICKY is must a favourite for the passionate owner. A much deserved win for Mr Veeramootoo who is a big supporter of the industry. The stable also appreciates all the support and trust he provides the stable in making the correct decision for owner and horse combined. Well done!
Another important mention is to the Gary Player Stud for breaking such an athlete and Gary Player himself always taking such interest into each one of the Studs proginey. This is yet another that they can be be so proud to be associated with.
Thanks to the sponsor once again, a great day's racing with a Group double for the yard - HOLLYWOODBETS.