EXCITING three-year-old Ready Steady Vetti stamped himself as a potential future stakeswinner for his sire More Than Ready after scoring an impressive win at Warwick Farm yesterday.
The Matthew Smith-trained galloper was having only his second career start after misfiring at Kembla on debut in the summer.
The gelding was primed for his return with two dazzling trials which gave Smith a high dose of confidence going into Wednesday’s race.
“His work had been good,” Smith said. ”His trials had been good and he’s raced great.
“He’s a nice horse.”
Ready Steady Vetti was perfectly handled by Nash Rawiller who was prepared to take on the heavily backed debutante Observer ($3.50 into $2.90) from the outset.
The pair matched strides for most of the 1100m until Ready Steady Vetti assumed the upper hand in mid-stretch powering away to win by 0.8-lens.
“I rode him last preparation and not much went right for him – he was very green,” Rawiller explained.
“He was a different galloper today. He really got the job done well.
“He jumped well and I was able to let him roll forward under his own steam.
“We ended up doing a bit of work – but he was still very strong at the finish.”
Ready Steady Vetti was bred by owner John Singleton from Strawberry Hills mare C’yaontheotherside (USA),whose previous foals include the stakeswinning Chickens and handy Causeyacan who finished fourth in the G2 Villiers Handicap.
The gelding also counts Danendri, Faint Perfume, Zingam, Danestorm and Copperama as close relatives.