Vinery on the double at Randwick

Vinery completed a stakes double at Randwick on Saturday when visiting Queenslander Buffering won the G2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.  Trainer Robert Heathcote revealed the son of Mossman will now be set for the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

Buffering (3g  Mossman – Action Annie by Anabaa) was bred by Racetree and is part owned by former Socceroos Zjelko Kalac, Craig Moore and Scott Chipperfield.  They bought him for just $22,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast.  He has won 6 times in 9 starts and has earned $564,500.

By Vinery’s leading Success Express sire Mossman, Buffering is one of three winners for successful producer Action Annie who is a half sister to the international stakes performers Instant Strike and Don’t Go Crazy.

The Roman Consul win came shortly after Vinery’s More The Ready sired Gimcrack winner Defiant Dame.

“Buffering did that in style and Nash (Rawiller) rated him a treat,” Heathcote said.  “We’ve run a lot of placings in these interstate ventures and I thought the Darley team were going to do it to me again.  But Buffering fought them off and now we will go down to Melbourne and have a crack at the Coolmore.”