Scent of a winner packs them in

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The progressive Darren Weir-trained Extra Brut (Domesday) is the sort of horse that any racing club welcomes. Not only is he gifted, he’s bringing numbers of fervent fans through the gates to toast his success.

The 3-year-old Extra Brut has made an encouraging start to his career with a debut second followed by two wins, the last of them in age group company at Caulfield. The colt comes with an impressive support crew and is repaying his vast array of supporters in the best possible ways.

Extra Brut was a $100,000 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale purchase for Spicer Thoroughbreds and the syndication process didn’t take long to complete.

“There would be at least 20 involved, but that really swells on race day with a lot of family and friends.” – Brad Spicer.

“He’s a really nice horse and there’s a couple of big syndicates in him,” Brad Spicer said. “There would be at least 20 involved, but that really swells on race day with a lot of family and friends.

“It’s his first preparation and they’re having a lot of fun. We think he’ll be even better in the autumn.”

A large group of owners are involved in Extra Brut

Extra Brut’s immediate future though is expected to include a Group 1 challenge. “We’ve left him in the Guineas, but Darren is keen to go to the Caulfield Classic and the Derby,” Spicer said.

Extra Brut is out of Dom Perion (Redoute’s Choice), who won four races and boasts an international pedigree that includes the North American Group 2 winners Esteemed Friend (USA) (Gulch {USA}), Bedouizm (USA) (Sheikh Albadou {GB}) and Yarrow Brae (USA) (Deputy Minister {CA}).

Winx in waiting for Cup hope

Meanwhile, Extra Brut’s stablemate and fellow Spicer purchase Kings Will Dream (IRE) (Casamento {IRE}) is preparing to come off second best in his next appearance.

“He’s heading for a clash with Winx in the Turnbull S. Obviously, we won’t win that, but Darren thought it’s the best way to get to the Caulfield Cup,” Spicer said. Last preparation he peaked fifth up when he won the Mornington Cup.”

Kings Will Dream was a first-up fourth in the G2 Lawrence S., and then finished third in the G1 Memsie S., before his last-start second in the G1 Makybe Diva S,.

“He’s going super and back to a handicap he will come in well at the weights in the Caulfield Cup, he should be a huge chance,” Spicer said.

Kings Will Dream

Pedigree Notes

Kings Will Dream is one of seven winners produced by Road Harbour (USA) (Rodrigo De Triano {USA}), who is a daughter of the G2 Belmont H., winner Revasser (USA) (Riverman {USA}). She was also Group 1 placed.

It is a potent North American and Europe and family and includes the top-flight winners Sightseek (USA) (Distant View {USA}), Tates Creek (USA) (Rahy {USA}) and Special Duty (GB) (Hennessy {USA}).

Kings Will Dream was secured by Spicer after three runs in England. The gelding placed at his first two outings before winning his maiden over a mile at Pontefract.