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Vamos Bebe bolts in at Matamata

Vamos Bebe in full flight at Matamata on Saturday. - Photo: Race Images.
Vamos Bebe in full flight at Matamata on Saturday.

Photo: Race Images.

Vamos Bebe was back at her winning best on Saturday taking out the Comag Ltd 1200 at Matamata by just over four lengths.

Raced by Brent, Cherry and Faith Taylor, Vamos Bebe was second up having disappointed in her resuming run at Hastings last month.

She left no doubt of her class when sprinting clear from her rivals on Saturday under a tidy ride from Danielle Johnson.

“We’d been happy with her leading into Hastings, where she never got into it, but from a better draw today she was able to take up a forward position and found a really good kick to put them away,” trainer Jamie Richards said.

“She obviously a handy mare and there’s plenty of options around Christmas for her, a race like the Hallmark Stud Handicap (Listed, 1200m), or whether she continues to improve towards the better sprinting races.

“It’s one step at a time with her. She’s had issues, but really pleased with the way she was able to win."

By I Am Invincible, Vamos Bebe is out of Group One winner Hurtle Myrtle and was purchased after failing to make her reserve in the ring as a yearling in Australia.

“Cherry and I picked her out as a yearling in Sydney, and she actually passed in through the ring,” Brent Taylor explained. “We went back and were able to buy her from her breeder, Kevin Maloney, at Segenhoe Stud, with the aid of their general manager Peter O’Brien, who is a very good friend of ours, and we secured her for our racing team.

“It is great to see her back and winning like that.

“She’s not the easiest mare to train, given her circumstances, and Jamie and his team are doing a wonderful job. We are very happy with the way things have progressed so far."