The three-year-old stormed home late to win the Follow The @WillHillWolf on Twitter Plate (1400m) at William Hill Park, in just her second career start, and could be charting a path towards the SA Oaks according to trainer Mick Kent.
The striking filly made an impressive debut at Mornington last December where she finished fourth behind the impressive Lucky Liberty over 1200 metres.
Lucky Liberty has since franked the form by winning again in town, and while Black Velveteen had a couple of minor setbacks following her debut run, she put that all behind her today to give her excited owners a glimpse of her ability.
Kent thinks Black Velveteen has all the makings of a South Australian Oaks type.
“We’re hopeful she may make into an Adelaide Oaks filly,” Kent said.
“She really wants a trip, I’m looking forward to getting her over 2000m.”
“I’ve got a bit of time for her and this is the right time for.”
Jockey Luke Nolen rode the filly patiently, allowing her to settle at the rear of the field before calling upon her as they rounded the home turn.
Black Velveteen was forced wide entering the straight as she set about running down race leader Super Daph, who had kicked away with a handy lead in the early part of the straight.
Responding strongly under Nolen’s urgings, the promising galloper hit the line in stylish fashion to score a most impressive win.
Black Velveteen defeated Keep The Klass into second place with Super Daph holding on for third.
The filly has has earned $17,700 in prizemoney from her two starts to date and looks set for a promising future.