Vietti proves the right drop
Speedy filly Vietti ran her rivals off their legs with an impressive victory at Gawler on Saturday, January 5.
Backed from $1.70 into $1.30 favourite, the Tony McEvoy-trained three-year-old filly, ridden by Jamie Kah, scored a 3-1/2 length win in the Terrace Function Centre Maiden (1100m) beating Charmist ($11) with Now And Forever ($10), 1-3/4 lengths away third.
Vietti is owned by Bacchus Bloodstock, managed by Robert Hill Smith. He also bred the filly.
Calvin McEvoy, assistant trainer, said he was delighted to prepare a winner for Hill Smith, from Yalumba Wines.
“Robert has been a friend of Dad’s for many years and a great supporter of the stable,” McEvoy said.
“This filly has shown ability from day one.
“When she had her first start, she got it all wrong.
“Robert took her home for a short break and this time in she has been much more mature.”
Vietti bounced to the front and after being held back to the field by Kah, dashed away when asked to sprint in the home straight.
McEvoy said Vietti was a nice filly with good speed and would be placed to advantage over the next few months.