Vilakazi Street …….. Mr Consistency
Vilakazi Street showed he is “Mr Consistency” when he put up a mighty effort, but came up one short, in this afternoon’s Wagga Town Plate, finishing second to classy Melbourne sprinter, Andamon.
Yet again, a fruitful barrier gave Vilakazi Street the perfect run in transit, and after sitting midfield off a cracking speed, he was able to rail up entering the straight and was in a challenging position.
Passing the 300m Kevin Sweeney switched Vilakazi Street across the leader’s heels, took the lead, and looked set for victory.
Unfortunately, the race tempo meant the swoopers were coming late but only one was fast enough to go past Vilakazi Street in the shadows of the post.
It was a gallant effort from Vilakazi Street and took his preparation record to 7 starts for 3 wins and 4 placings and amassed prizemoney of $96,500.
In fact his preparation sequence has been 2-1-2-1-2-1-2, and the post race advice to trainer, Keith Dryden, was to find another race because a victory was certain.
The next victory, however, will have to be next preparation, as Vilakazi Street will now head for a very well deserved spell. His form this preparation has well and truly cemented him as a metropolitan Saturday class sprinter and his connections are very excited about the months ahead.