Trelawney Stud graduate Spieth (Thorn Park
x Stella Livia) is being seriously considered for the June carnival at Royal
The five-year-old comfortably won an
800-metre jump-out under Damien Oliver at Flemington on Friday morning in
another step towards his debut for his new stable Lindsay Park - most probably
in next month's A$1 million Goodwood in Adelaide.
But co-trainer Ben Hayes said the stable
were due to have discussions about a Royal Ascot appearance with Aquis Farm,
who purchased the horse over his summer break.
"The plan at the moment - we have to
talk with Aquis - is he'll probably head towards the Goodwood first-up and then
have the Brisbane carnival as an option or he's also nominated to go
overseas," Hayes said.
"Royal Ascot is an option. He's
nominated in both the King's Stand and Diamond Jubilee so that's the dream and
hopefully he's going well enough to go."
Spieth was a runner-up in the 2016 Darley
Classic at Flemington and then the following autumn was nosed out of the Black
Caviar Lightning when trained by Bryce Heys.
But Spieth is coming off a disappointing
spring. He was runner-up to Redzel in the Concorde Stakes but failed to
threaten in three subsequent runs in Melbourne before the stable change.
Hayes said that Spieth is an unassuming
"He's a horse that gets the job done
in the morning," he said. "He works well - not like a superstar but
that's how he's always been.
"He's a lovely, big horse who is nice
"He's been with us a couple of months
now and his build-up has been good. His first trial was nice and today was his
second trial and so he had a stronger trial.
"They went slow early and he settled
at the rear before he worked through the field nicely and I thought was good on
"We're really happy with the way he's
going and on his trial today, it suggests he's going the right way."