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Wellfield Stud stallion Vespa’s first crop of juveniles are starting to hit the track and are showing promising signs, with two trials winners on Tuesday.
A Stephen Autridge-trained filly, out of two win mare Langara, won her 650m heat at Te Rapa by half a length, while the Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained Piaggio looked impressive when taking out his 600m heat at Foxton by five lengths.
“He’s a neat tidy horse with a fair bit of ability,” Benner said. “He looks like his sire and wouldn’t it be nice if he turned out to be as good as him.”
Vespa was himself New Zealand’s Champion two-year-old of his year, winning the Gr.1 Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Karaka Million (1200m) for Benner.
He stands for a fee of $5,000+GST at Wellfield Stud with a second mare under the same ownership being free.