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Spieth getting ready for race return
09 Apr 2018

Dual Group One placegetter Spieth (Thorn Park x Stella Livia) is closing in on his first race appearance for his new stable, Lindsay Park.

Spieth won five of 16 starts for trainer Bryce Heys and was runner-up in both the 2016 Gr.1 Darley Classic and 2017 Gr.1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

After being bought by Aquis Farm, the stallion prospect was transferred to the Lindsay Park stable of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and the five-year-old won a jump-out at Flemington on Friday.

Dabernig indicated the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) on April 21 at Caulfield was an option for Spieth's return.

"He won the trial and we're learning about him," Dabernig said.

"At this stage they're keeping all options open. It's a new ownership group.

"Damien Oliver rode him in the trial and was happy.

"The Goodwood was always on the cards.

"There's an 1100-metre Listed race at Caulfield on the 21st and we might kick him off in as a bit of a lead-up."

Dabernig said Spieth was obviously a talented horse, evidenced by his close Group One seconds.

There is the chance Spieth could be targeted at Royal Ascot in June along with stablemate, multiple Group One-winning sprinter Redkirk Warrior.

"Royal Ascot has been spoken about for Spieth but at this stage that will be a decision made more by the ownership group, I think, and what they want to do," Dabernig said.

Adelaide's premier sprint, The Goodwood (1200m) ison May 19.

Trelawney Stud will offer the half-brother to Spieth by ShamExpress as lot 386 on Wednesday at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale-AAP