REVIEW OF THE WEEK: VILLETTE SLAMS RIVALS ON DEBUT

Villette - winner on debut

Villette – winner on debut

VILLETTE made an impressive start to her racing career when slamming her rivals by six lengths at Kempton last Wednesday.

The Sixties Icon 3yo filly only faced four rivals but they included an odds-on favourite and she was the only newcomer who went off the outsider at 20/1!  Always handy, the filly showed a good turn of foot and a willing attitude to put six lengths and more between her and the rest of the field.

The cast-off from the Jeremy Noseda yard cost only 5,500 guineas last December and despite several enquiries, nobody bought a share in the filly.  So Dean not only trains her but owns her!  Attempting to sell her was not for the want of trying!

In a week which saw 11 runners on the all-weather, Nezar and Cappananty Con were both second, beaten a neck and a head respectively while Jack The Laird was third beaten a length and three-quarters. Varsovian also picked up place money with a fourth at Kempton.