Lightly raced 4yo I Am Vinnie notched up his second win from just six career starts when an impressive winner at Pakenham this afternoon. The son of Yarraman Park stallion I Am Invincible was well out of contention early after again rearing at the start as the gates opened, however some fine riding from King Callow saw the 4yo settle down mid-field and relaxing nicely after the first 300m of the 1400m BM64.
By the time they swung for home Callow and Vinnie were cruising in to the race nicely, before letting down well over the final 200m to go on and record another impressive victory. Both I Am Vinnie’s wins have come on the Pakenham Synthetic surface and over the 1400m trip.
‘He bungled the start again but I wasn’t worried as they were fighting for positions in front of me. He relaxed nicely and finished off well, it was a good win’. Said Callow after the win
‘He’ll get 1600m no worries, he’s just a big baby and still has plenty to learn’.
Callow has been on board I Am Vinnie at both his wins and knows the gelding well having ridden him in four of his six starts.
‘This means a lot to us, we’re not a large stable and getting a winner is exciting’. Said co-trainer David Feek.
‘He’s still got a lot to learn and sometimes I have to remind myself he has only had six starts even though he’s in his 4yo season now. We might give him a freshen and look to come back in the early summer to hopefully graduate to city class all going well. I think he’s got that level of ability’.
Trainers David and Coral Feek will give I Am Vinnie a few days at home to come through the run before determining whether to press on in to the Spring or freshen up for a summer campaign where city class racing just might be beckoning for this promising son of I Am Invincible.