Verballed shapes as stakes filly

Ray Hickson - The Daily Telegraph - 13 November 2009

A WEDDING in Adelaide kept trainer Neville Voigt from Rosehill yesterday, but you can guarantee he’ll be trackside when promising filly Verballed returns in the autumn.

The three-year-old, owned by Gerry Harvey, beat a handy bunch in the Australian Radio Network Handicap (1200m). With Voigt away, his son Chris said, with an air of confidence, Verballed would be an even better horse in the autumn.

Look out next time,’‘ Voigt said. “(She) is going to be a stakes filly, for sure.’‘

Jay Ford brought Verballed ($9.50) with a well-timed run to beat Shadow Assassin by a half-length with Strategic Impact ($6) a close third.

Voigt said his father would recommend to Harvey Verballed be spelled with the autumn in mind – and he didn’t think the owner would take a lot of convincing.

She has just lightened off a bit and we’re going to tip her out,’‘ he said. “She’s a late maturer and she has come through with flying colours. She’s always shown ability from day one.’‘

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