Blinkers help Domino Vitale break through at Bendigo

Apr 02, 2015

Blinkers did the trick for Domino Vitale when the filly broke through for an overdue win at Bendigo.

Domino Vitale has always shown ability for trainer Colin Little, starting her career with a city placing before running a respectable race in Group 3 company at Flemington as a two-year-old.

The Casino Prince filly finished the first four at her four previous starts as a three-year-old before Little gave her a short let-up.

Little added the blinkers to Domino Vitale’s gear for the Pura Milk Maiden Plate (1400m) but jockey Luke Nolen had some work to do at the 400m of the $17,500 contest.

Domino Vitale enjoyed a perfect run behind the leaders but was held up in traffic without momentum until Nolen was able to shoulder his way into the clear with 150m to run.

Domino Vitale sprinted brilliantly to record what turned out to be a comfortable win despite the long neck margin.

“The blinkers made all the difference,” Little said.

“Luke did a good job under pressure in the straight but she did well to concentrate then quicken and the blinkers helped her to do that.

“We think she might make it as a stayer so it was very pleasing to see her win like that.”

Little said he was looking at taking Domino Vitale to Adelaide for stakes races over staying trips but a South Australian appearance depended on the talented filly’s recovery from her Bendigo success.

Congratulations to Domino Vitale’s owners and all involved with her terrific maiden win.

Click here for the official race result and a replay of Domino Vitale’s Bendigo success.

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