has made a successful return to the track after a heart complaint when she scored an
impressive win in the Reveille Super Vobis Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield today.
Winning trainer Greg Eurell said the filly had an irregular heart
beat after she failed at Sandown last December.
"Some horses are able to return successfully, where
other's just can't seem to be able to handle the pressure of racing again," Eurell
A daughter of the former top class galloper Encores, Midday
Matinee showed no signs of any heart irregularities as she strolled up the her rivals and
then hit the front at the 200 metre mark and strolling away for an impressive win.
Eurell, who's enjoyed a great run recently with the likes
of Princesa, Summer Rule and Tiger Belle, wasn't overly confident in the filly's return
"She's done well at home, but I've been pretty easy on
her really," he said. "I thought she should run well but you just don't know how
they are going to cope until you get them out there in the pressure of the race."
Winning jockey Brian Park, who's had an incredible past six
months in Melbourne and Adelaide over their recent Cup carnival, was impressed with the
"She travelled well and when I gave her a flick (with
the whip) she really put herself into the race well," Park said. "I was
impressed with the way she hit the line."
Connections collected over $26,000 with today's win as the
filly was eligible for $10,000 in Super Vobis bonuses.
Villeroy, who flew the start and set up a big lead in the
middle stages, battled on reasonably to hold second place. The Geelong galloper Dreamalot