The last time punters saw Spieth (Thorn
Park x Stella Livia) he was a certainty beaten down the straight at Flemington
in the Gr.1 Darley Classic with trainer Bryce Heys already plotting his revenge.
Spieth, a lightly raced graduate of
Trelawney Stud, finished third for Jason Collett beaten 1-1/2 lengths in a
797-metre trial at Warwick Farm on Monday – Heys more than pleased with the
"That's all I wanted from him
today," Heys said. "He won't have another trial.
"We'll do the rest of the work here,
that's the best way for him."
Spieth was a brilliant first-up winner last
campaign, taking out the Listed Tatts Lightning at Randwick before being thrown
into the deep end in the Gr.1 weight-for-age Darley Classic when beaten a nose
by Malaguerra after striking plenty of bother in the run.
"He's been down the straight twice
now," Heys said. "He won one and should have won one, so he is proven.
"The Lightning has been a long-range
plan and that's what I'm focussed on."
It was the first time Collett had ridden
the imposing chestnut.
"He's a good horse and that was a good
trial," Collett said.
"It was only a quiet trial and he
coasted to the line. I didn't let him go at any stage."
Trelawney are to sell the half-brother to
Spieth at the NZB Premier Sale, the colt by ShamExpress will go under the
hammer as lot 431. To view his pedigree
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