Perth trainer Alan Mathews unveiled a classic filly of the future when Vintage Stock bolted in on debut on Wednesday at Belmont. The Tavistock three-year-old, starting at $10 and ridden by Patrick Carbery, led most of the way in the Western Racepix Maiden (1200m) to score by four and a quarter lengths.
Mathews said he joked with Vintage Stock’s owners about her joining stable star Pounamu on a flight to Melbourne for the spring carnival.
“I thought she could go nice but didn’t expect that much of her,” Mathews said. We had the advantage of having a little gallop on the grass on Saturday morning with Pounamu. She’s a Kiwi filly with a fair bit of upside.
“We paid $20,000 for her in New Zealand and we’ve liked her from day one.”
Bought by bloodstock agent John Chalmers at the 2017 Karaka Yearling Sales from the draft of Rich Hill Stud, Vintage Stock is a half-sister to talented jumper I'll'ava'alf, who was a winner at Warrnambool on Thursday.