TESTA Rossa son Speediness is aiming for back to back wins when he lines-up in his third consecutive Group 2 VRC Bobbie Lewis Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Already the winner of $996,222, Speediness was an unlucky 5th in the 2012 renewal but was rewarded a year later when coming away for a powerful first-up win under regular pilot Craig Williams who is in the saddle again this weekend.
Speediness has been a thoroughly consistent racehorse at the highest level throughout his 31 starts recording 7 wins and 10 placings.
The Colin Scott trained 7YO is one of exactly 100 stakes-performers sired by Testa Rossa with highlights including wins in the Bobbie Lewis, Pink Ribbon Cup and Scone Cup as well as placings in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Emirates Stakes.
“At the moment he gives me every indication he has returned equally as well what he was in the autumn,” Scott said.
“His two trials (jump-outs) going into this have both been excellent
”Craig trialled him on Tuesday and was very happy with him and happy to ride him.
”Depending on how competitive he is in those races, we hold a nomination for the Cox Plate and we certainly wouldn’t be afraid to go there if his form warranted it,” Scott added.