The filly named after popular journalist Virginia Trioli finally had cause for a good news story herself today at Ipswich Turf Club when she broke her maiden in taking out the Schweppes Maiden Handicap. The daughter of The Factor scored by half a length and ran the fastest time of the two divisions of the maiden. The filly was having her eighth start today and previous race experience certainly played a big part in todays victory along with some overdue good luck.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy was a relieved man commenting after the race that he couldn’t believe the filly had finally had some luck in running and that was all she needed to land in the winners stall “She has been frustrating for no other reason then luck just hasn’t gone her way in many of her races but today from the good barrier and a nice ride from Jag saw things change. She is a nice filly who will go on to win more races and give her owners a bit of fun.”
La Trioli was ridden today by Jag Guthmann-Chester who was having his first ride on the filly and from the good barrier was able to give her the perfect ride in running and when he asked her for an effort she responded nicely to score by an ever increasing margin “That was a nice win, I felt very confident in running and when I asked her to let down approaching the home turn she did and when she reeled in the leaders she started to put a nice gap in them.”
Co Trainer Daniel Guy explained after the race while her last run might have looked below standard the stable were not concerned as last start things didn’t go to plan “She drew the outside barrier last start and we went forward on her and she had to work too hard and jockey Mark Du Plessis said not to ride her like that again and she would improve sharply and thankfully he was right. I also have to say a big thanks to the owners for their patience and support, a few things have gone against her in her races so hopefully now she has broken her maiden she can go on with it.