James Winks has declared Our Voodoo Prince “a very nice horse” after winning at Flemington today, the pair now unbeaten in two outings together.
The Chris Waller-trained import created a huge impression when storming home from last to score at Sandown a fortnight back, and he backed it right up with another superb display this afternoon.
Taken back and given time to settle by Winks, the six-year-old son of Kingmambo let down strongly in the straight when brought wide by Winks and did the job easily over the 2000m.
A son of the former crack European racemare Ouija Board, Our Voodoo Prince could be Brisbane bound following today’s success.
“He just did it very easily – it was painless to watch,” said Waller’s Melbourne representative Justine Hales.
“Chris likes to target Brisbane with these sorts of horse so that could be where he ends up.
“James rode him perfectly, he got him to the outside and the horse really finished strongly.”
Winks, who was reserved in his appraisal of the horse after the Sandown win, was excited about the win.
“I didn’t want to say a lot after Sandown, but he is a very nice horse,” Winks enthused.
“I pushed the button at the 300m and he lengthened like a really nice horse and I never got near to the bottom of him which is a good sign going forward.”
Our Voodoo Prince proved too strong for the rejuvenated Akzar, who tuned up nicely ahead of next month’s Warrnambool Cup, with the Waller-trained Trade Commissioner battling away soundly for third.