OTI’s New Zealand based 2YO son of Roc De Cambes, Vin De Dance, was most impressive in his first official barrier trial at Waipa on Tuesday.
Vin De Dance is trained by Australian Derby and Oaks winning duo, Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman. Baker had a hand in purchasing the horse and he has done nothing but impress in his first preparation.
On the back of a quiet jump-out two weeks prior, Vin De Dance went to Waipa for further education. He was slow to begin but quickly mustered to race on speed. Early in the straight he responded strongly to riding before being eased up and costing to the post strongly late. The winner of the trial is a proven sprinter who ran second on debut and the overall time solid for the morning.
Forsman was instantly delighted with the work. Rather than press on to the races as New Zealand descends into winter, he suggested the best course of action was to immediately spell Vin De Dance and give him the best chance to excel in the spring.
Vin De Dance has done everything right to date. His breeding, action and temperament suggest he is going to be a quality stayer and his trainers very much share that view. He will be firmly aimed at the Victoria Derby at Flemington over the Spring Carnival – a race Murray Baker has a great affinity with.
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