Promising Return for Villami

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 7

The most expensive yearling by Foxwedge sold in 2018, four year-old mare Villami was a stakes-winner last season and looks to be headed back to Black Type races this spring after making a winning return at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Sent out favourite for the open 1000m handicap she scored a short neck win over another stakes-winner in California Zimbol with promising Godolphin gelding Pandemic charging home for third, all three place-getters well capable of figuring in Black Type races this spring.


“I’ve got a lot of time for her and I think she’ll run a good 1200m this time,” said co-trainer Gerald Ryan.

“As long as she gets firm footing, she’s hard to beat.”

Villami was purchased for $425,000 at the Magic Millions from the Cressfield draft by Gerald Ryan and runs for a David Raphael managed syndicate and her trainer.

Villami won the Listed ATC Fireball Stakes back in the autumn - image Steve Hart

She has the overall record of three wins and five placings from 12 starts with prizemoney topping $350,000.

Bred by Cressfield, she is a half-sister to Group III placed Aquagirl being the best of eight winners from eight foals to race from Group III winning Dehere (USA) mare Galapagos Girl, a half-sister to blue hen Procrastinate, the dam of champion filly Laisserfaire and four other stakes-winners.

Now based at Woodside Park in Victoria, Foxwedge stands this spring at the value fee of $11,000.



Race Result - Vinery Hcp 1000m

Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 0:56.63
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: Tim Clark 55.5
4m Foxwedge (AUS) x Galapagos Girl (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $425,000
V:Cressfield Scone NSW
B: Gerald Ryan
California Zimbol
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 54
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Zimaretto (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Asian Bloodstock Services
T: James Cummings J: Tommy Berry 54
4g Sepoy (AUS) x Cataclysm (AUS) (Marauding (NZ))
Rare Episode
T: Brad Widdup J: R Dolan 54
5g Ferlax (NZ) x Sister Phenomenon (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Kitchwin Hills / Whitby Bloodstock / Werrett Bloodstock
Tactical Advantage
T: K A Lees J: Ms L Day 60
7g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Above Perfection (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Bengalla Bay
T: P M Farrell J: Cejay Graham 51
4g Wandjina (AUS) x Kosi Bay (NZ) (Spinning World (USA))
T: S C Jones J: Rachel King 54
7g Nicconi (AUS) x Very Bright (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book $48,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: P Eggleston
T: Matthew Smith J: G Schofield 54
7g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Brazilian Pulse (NZ) (Captain Rio (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Paul Perry Racing
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