Vibrato will now be aimed at the Listed $50,000 Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki on July 27 after the juvenile made up for a luckless debut with an impressive victory at Rotorua yesterday.
Vibrato, prepared by the Cambridge partnership of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, was the winner of two trials before finishing sixth first up over 1200m at Ellerslie on June 3.
“He didn’t have any favours that day,” Forsman said,
“He drew wide and was caught off the track and probably going right-handed he just got a little bit lost. Once he found the front today, and the rail, it was a big help.”
Vibrato credited Waikato Stud stallion Sacred Falls with the second winner from his first crop, joining Shoshone who was impressive when winning on debut over 1200m at Ellerslie on June 3.
He was a $45,000 purchase by Pamsel Investments from the Waikato Stud draft at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale,
Forsman added: “I think the Sacred Falls are really coming along and they will be coming into their own over the next few months.”