The Tony Brett trained Velocity Zoe led all the way from box two to win the $20,000 Northern Rivers Vet K9 Reproductions Maiden Final at Lismore on Tuesday night.
The daughter of Mogambo and Velocity Thunder (Flying Penske – Subjective Lee) began swiftly and made the most of a mixing field behind her, taking little time to open up a margin. After carving out a quick 9.70 first section the race quickly developed into a one act affair, with the 28kg black bitch leading by 5 lengths off the back. She extended that margin all the way to the line to eventually score by a resounding 12.25 lengths. Velocity Zoe registered a very respectable 23.98 for the 420 metre journey, which included a strong run home of 14.28.
Pre-race favourite There’s A Earn (8) found a world of trouble attempting to cross from the extreme outside but managed to pick himself up and run on well to finish second. Cosmic Melody (5) also produced a fantastic effort to finish third after being heavily inconvenienced early in the event.
Velocity Zoe’s win was the second of her career from eight outings. The 25 month old had only managed two placings from six starts prior to this series and looks to have matured greatly after a two month let off leading into it.