Velvet Vision, running her first race for the yard, won at Southwell on Sunday. She was a little slow away from the stalls despite the work the lads had done at home with her. However, she soon joined the main pack and travelled well under a good ride from Danny Muscutt. Turning for home she took a little while to pick up but once she did she battled gamely to get her head in front in the final furlong and she kept it there winning by a neck.
We are all thoroughly delighted for the owner Richard Marriott and his family whose horses running under the Sarabex banner. They have a beautiful filly who is lucky to be alive having had a fractured skull as a youngster. Rossdales, the Newmarket vets, did a great job and have a page on their website which tells the whole story.
Velvet Vision came out of the race well and we look forward to having a successful campaign with her.
The photo shows Velvet Vision returning to the Winner's Enclosure with Richard following behind.