Debut Winner Sold by Widden
The powerful Chris Waller stable unleashed another juvenile metropolitan winner at Randwick on Wednesday with an eye-catching debut victory for Vanbrugh, a $100,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Widden Stud.
Unfancied by punters, the good looking bay son of recently pensioned sire Encosta de Lago surged home from back in the field to overpower the favourites and win the 1200 metre maiden by a head.
“Obviously he’s a horse with a lot of ability,” said Chris Waller.
“His last trial was very good where he travelled on the bridle behind Furnaces.”
Although not an acceptor for the Golden Slipper, Vanbrugh does hold an entry for the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes, but Waller will not be drawn into pushing the colt into the harder grades before he is ready.
“He’s got a great future, but with me it’s all about the horse,” he said.
Vanbrugh was foaled and raised at Widden Stud for his breeder Mr Leung and is the second winner for Soho Secret, a metropolitan winning half-sister by Lucky Owners to Group winners Sportsman, Prisoner of Love, Hoystar and King of Prussia.
Soho Secret does not have a yearling for the sales this year, but her mother, star producer Professionelle, does.
Widden Stud will offer Lot 119 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, a stylish bay colt from Professionelle by champion racehorse So You Think.