Mossman (Success Express – Lichen Lady, by Twig Moss) gelding Under The Eiffel (Mossman – Spire, by Danehill) broke an 18-month drought with his victory in Wednesday’s Listed George Adams (1600m) at Launceston.
Under The Eiffel’s maiden stakes breakthrough came in the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) during the 2011 spring carnival, which was also the five-year-old last victory.
Under The Eiffel accrued three minor placings in stakes races before breaking through to post his seventh win from 28 starts in the $100,000 feature.
Vasil said Under The Eiffel has been subjected to some unfair criticism during his time out of the winner’s circle but he was happy to see the gelding have things his way at Launceston.
“He’s honest but he has been subjected to some very unlucky performances when barriers don’t suit and some rides that don’t suit,” Vasil said.
“I’ve defended him and I get sick of defending him.
“He ambled across and nothing tackled him, he kicked away and he won easy.”
Aquanita Racing purchased Under The Eiffel for just $45,000 out of the Torryburn Stud draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2009.
Inglis will offer a half-brother to Under The Eiffel by Magic Albert (Zeditave – Sally Lou, by Salieri) at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.