Horses To Follow » Viztoria


If you were on the lookout for visual impressiveness, then Viztoria took your eye out with her performance in winning Sunday’s Anglesey Lodge Blenheim Stakes at The Curragh on Sunday. The Eddie Lynam-trained filly went through Sunday’s heavy ground as if it was good to soft, good in places and, as well as being visually impressive, there was substance to her victory. The Blenheim was a strong listed race for juveniles, the six rivals that Viztoria left toiling are all rated 90 or higher, with third-placed Tennessee Wildcat rated 98. She could have won by significantly further than the seven-and-a-half-length winning margin, and the winning time was really good, the fastest comparative time on the day and over a half a second faster than the time that the five-year-old Bubbly Bellini clocked in winning the Premier Handicap over the same course and distance a half an hour later carrying the same weight.

The daughter of Oratorio still has to prove that she can operate on better ground in a race but, if she can, she is a very exciting prospect indeed.

© The Irish Field, 6th October 2012

30th September 2012