Promising juvenile Spirited Eagle will head to the paddock with bigger races in mind after a thrilling win at Moonee Valley this afternoon.
The Not a Single Doubt two-year-old notched career victory three and make it back to back Melbourne wins when he edged out Hovercraft by a short half head.
“I thought he got there, but he was in a bit of trouble near the turn and he got into a bit of a bumping dual. I think he will be better suited on a bigger track.”
“With the big weight and on the rain affected track he’s done a good job.”
“I’ve always thought the horse was a very smart horse. And I think he will get a fair bit further in the future even though he is by Not a Single Doubt.”
Macdonald said the gelding had done enough this preparation and he would be immediately heading to the paddock.
“We might see him a bit later in the spring, but we might give him a nice long spell and get him ready for the autumn.”
“But we’ll work that out, Wolf (Blass, owner) and I,” he added.
Winning rider Clare Lindop made the trip across from Adelaide to partner the talented youngster and she predicted bigger and better things from the $85,000 Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase.
“He’s a beautiful horse to handle,” Lindop reported. “But in his races he does like to charge a bit.”
“We’re trying to get him to settle because we want him to stay a bit.”
The juvenile gelding was purchased by renowned Adelaide horseman and bloodstock agent Adrian Hancock for $85,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Hancock took a shine to the youngster from the Arrowfield Stud draft and purchased him on behalf of well known businessman and thoroughbred lover Wolf Blass.
The promising youngster has already earned the Blass’ over $132,000 from just six runs.
The two-year-old gelding is a son of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner-up Not a Single Doubt – an exciting young sire son of Redoute’s Choice standing at Arrowfield.
His dam Rezidencia, a daughter of Carnegie, won two races, including one at Moonee Valley and is a daughter of the triple group winner an Stradbroke Handicap runner-up Society Bay.
Rezidencia is therefore a half sister to three stakes performers including the New Zealand Group Two and Brisbane Group Three winner Society Beau.
Another half sister, the winning mare Logical Lady, is the dam of the dual New Zealand Group One winning and American Group Two winning filly Final Destination.
It is also the family of the Hong Kong Champions Mile winner Sight Winner and AJC St Leger winner Duanette’s Girl.