Vigilante breaks maiden status

Jun 01, 2014

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LIGHTLY raced three-year-old Vigilante broke his maiden status in style when he powered home to take out the Nimblefoot 3YO and Upwards Maiden Plate over 1100 metres at the Melbourne Cup Day meeting at Tattersall's Park in Hobart today.

Vigilante (Street Boss-Enola Girl) was coming off the back of a second at her first start this time in when beaten in a photo-finish by his stablemate Isn't Life Strange.

The David and Scott Brunton-trained gelding settled midfield while his stablemate Up Cups set a solid pace in front.

When jockey Brendon McCoull called on Vigilante for the big effort in the home straight he knuckled down to his task and went on to defeat Up Cups and the fast-finishing Game of Thrones that dead-heated for second.

The Andrew Moore-trained Blinkety Blink ran home well for fourth and just ahead of first-starter Song Of Gold for Neil Richardson.

Photo by Jacinta Webb.