FILLY BOUND FOR ADELAIDE AFTER DREAM RETURN

 

Spicer Thoroughbreds’ success story, Incredulous Dream, continued to grow her reputation with a first-up win at the Mornington Cup meeting.

Incredulous Dream stretched her record to three wins from seven starts when she got the better of Garvoc in a Bench Mark 70 for fillies and mares.

The grey daughter of Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement overcame an incident in the barrier stalls, quickly regrouping and winning in quick time – much to the delight of connections who gathered to cheer her home.

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“It was a very nervous wait for our girl to pass a vet inspection pre-race after becoming fractious in the gates, but all’s well that ends well,” Brad Spicer said.

“Within a few minutes later she had kicked off her campaign with an impressive win over what we think is a little short of her best. Jye McNeil had he is a good position just in behind the speed and made the move to attack at the right time on what can be a tricky track.”

The win, which bolstered the three-year-old’s career earnings to just shy of $140,000, sets Incredulous Dream up for a crack at some black type races over the Adelaide Carnival, commencing in April and spilling over into May.

“It’s great for her to come out and really assert herself as a high-class filly as that franks the opinion I had of her way back at the Magic Millions sale when I described her as the filly of the sale,” Spicer said.

Dream Becoming More and More Real

Racing is for dreamers.

Brad Spicer of Spicer Thoroughbreds is a dream maker. He pours over catalogues, examines yearlings and finds a group of owners to race the horses he buys.

Spicer relies on repeat business so it is important he gets it right, selecting young horses that have the pedigree, conformation and other physical attributes that help them to get to the track and be competitive.

Spicer was in the market for a yearling on behalf of some great supporters that had the previous year shared in the ownership of Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut.

He saw a lot of the quality that drew him to 2011 purchase, Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel, when inspecting a filly by Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement’s first crop at the 2019 Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast.

The daughter of Incredulous was a magnificent walker, the best in the sale according to Spicer. He didn’t want to leave the auction without her. Some other significant buyers had the same idea – including David Hayes, Ciaron Maher and Angus Gold, who was representing Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estate.

Spicer’s order came with a budget that wasn’t going to meet the asking price, which exceeded $300,000. Able to convince the group that she was one of the nicest fillies in the sale, Spicer went the extra yard on their behalf.

Knocked down to them for $340,000, Incredulous Dream is now a valuable racing and breeding commodity with a Saturday metropolitan victory recorded on Caulfield Cup Day in the QMS Media Plate (1400m). It is her second win in five starts, having won on debut at Bendigo in February.

Trained in partnership by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Incredulous Dream will now look be aimed at a staskes race for three-year-old fillies over the Flemington carnival to further enhance her value.

Spicer expects Incredulous Dream to shape u[p to better targets in the autumn, daring to dream of Group 1 glory.

“She has always show great ability from day one and once the penny drops I am sure she will be competing in the autumn up against the big guns over 1600 to 2000 metres,” he said.

“She has just raced a little fierce through the early races, but it was great to see her relax better on Saturday to save the energy up for a final burst.

“I think she will make an ideal Australasian Oaks horse in the autumn and look forward to her stepping through her classes.”

Press Statement x Incredulous Filly Video Update

Press Statement x Incredulous Video Update

Press Statement x Incredulous Filly Video Update