Hawke’s Bay trainer John Bary was pleased with Vinne’s Volley’s fifth-placing in the Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m) at Trentham on Saturday and he is hoping she can gain some black-type by season’s end.
“I was very proud of her. It was her first time in the big leagues,” Bary said.
“I know she had a light weight, but she ran fifth and was one and a-half lengths off some of the big boy sprinters in New Zealand, so I was very pleased with her.”
Bary is eyeing the Listed NZB Finance Sprint (1200m) at Hastings next month with his charge before putting her out in the spelling paddock in preparation for the spring.
“Here on the home track is a Listed 1200m,” he said. “We will just keep taking her through the grades quietly and I think she will strengthen up.
“I’d love to run third at Hastings, get that bit of black-type, then put her aside and come back in the spring with her.
“She is quietly going about her work and is really a nice horse to follow through the grades.”