When Frederick The Dane was placed in a Group 3 Blue Diamond Stakes lead-up on debut, there was reason for all associated with the gelding to be optimistic, even excited about what lay ahead.

If only it were that easy.

Frederick The Dane broke through for his first win at his fifth start and it be another five starts before he would taste victory again.

The speedy son of Danerich broke through for his long overdue second win at Cranbourne. After showing so much promise early on, the quirky type has taken quite a bit to work out.

A one-eyed blinker coupled with the drop back in distance did the trick, seeing him back in the winner’s circle over 1000 metres in a Bench Mark 64 event.

Ben Hayes had indicated that he was ready to move into the doghouse if he couldn’t get ‘Fred’ back winning due to the pressure applied by the No.1 ticket holder.’s Grace Ramage, Ben’s partner in life, is part of the ownership group along with his mother Prue.

Experimenting with blinkers, headgear worn by horses featuring a cup over each eye to restrict peripheral vision, can have a positive impact. However, the Hayes family – from patriarch Colin, to David and brother Peter – have used a one-eyed blinker to great effect.

Every horse is an individual and it is a matter of establishing what helps them to focus on the task at hand. So far so good,

Frederick The Dane will most likely head back to Cranbourne in a couple of weeks for another suitable 1000 metre race, which should set up well for him.

Great to see Fred break through

Frederick The Dane is likely to chase the huge Super VOBIS dollars on offer later in the season after establishing himself as a winner for the large group of women that own him on Friday at Pakenham’s synthetic track.

Bought at the 2018 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale, the well-named son of Danerich out of Street Princess had been building up to a win following second placings at his two runs back from a spell.

Jockey Michael Rodd, who is building a great rapport with Spicer Thoroughbreds – having won on Mystery Shot and Tydeus in recent weeks – rode a heady race from a wide barrier.

Frederick The Dane began well and cruised across to sit outside the leader before applying pressure and moving on by before turning into the home straight. Rodd put the three-year-old gelding through his gears and stretched his lead appreciably, maintaining a clear length on his nearest rival at the winning post.

Brad Spicer explained that the handsome, big unit was still a baby mentally the best lies ahead of the horse that he anticipates will delight the owners for years to come.

“He was a pretty expensive Danerich lot but he was an outstanding yearling that we pretty much had to buy. We bought him with the Gold Coast race in mind, but he was a little slow maturing,” Spicer said.

“Our boy is still a bit soft mentally, a bit of a baby but we’ll look for an easy race to target with a view to building his confidence.

“The he can have a short break and be back in the summer to gobble up some of the Super VOBIS bonuses,” he said.

“I think the form out of the race will hold up.  There was a rap on the runner-up Raazou and the third placegetter had gone well in a jump-out at Flemington down the straight.”

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