Spicer Thoroughbreds first foray into the northern hemisphere yearling market reaped the first of what is hoped will be many rewards when Feuermond broke his maiden status at his second race start.
The son of Sea The Moon, now four-years-old by southern hemisphere time – whose name is German for Fire Moon, was bought three years ago by Brad Spicer when he decided to target high-quality young stock at Tattersalls October Sale in Newmarket with the purpose of taking aim at the generous prizemoney offered in major staying races in Australia.
Trainer Lindsey Smith took Rudhyar and Feuermond, now geldings who were purchased in Year 1 of Spicer’s international venture, to Terang but could not pit the pair against each other.
Feuermond stepped up from 1400m on debut to 1850m, which was more to his liking. He romped clear over the final 200m and put his stamp on the race.
Rudhyar found 1400m too short for his liking and will relish a step up in distance. So will Feuermond, pressing for 2000m and beyond.
“I’m very happy to get the win at only his second start with a stayer of the future,” Spicer said.
“Based on how he has progressed, it’s fair to say we will be venturing back there (UK) for many years to come.
He is by a boom stallion called Sea The Moon and is getting super results very early in his stallion career. Lindsey has taken him along slowly, but the patience will be justified as I am sure there ius a very good race in him next spring when he is more mature and has hardened up.”
Feuermond will most likely have another 1 or 2 runs before going for a let-up and then targeting some better straying races in 2021.