Trainer and Syndicate comments for Spacesuit
Mike Murphy went over his budget in order to secure this son of Sea The Moon (top quality stallion by Sea The Stars) but we were quite happy he did when we saw the colt up close. He has an outstanding European pedigree and is bred by a German Derby winner out of a French Group Three winner over the same distance!
This youngsters sire, Sea the Moon, has enjoyed a number of quite high profile runners in his first crop. It seems they all improve as the season develops and from twenty-five 2YOs to race, a third of them won races. His Mother was top class - winning a Group Three contest on soft ground easily as a three-year-old. He has been named Spacesuit as his mothers name means Jacket in Spanish.
Mike Murphy found the gelding to be very backward and constantly growing through 2019. The gelding also managed to suffer a string of minor setbacks, such as runny noses and minor injuries such as bruised feet and small cuts through the summer. As a result, like many middle-distance bred horses he never made it to the track as a 2YO and he still hasnt been highly tried at home. His 2020 season will be highly anticipated.
Mike told us "His pedigree screams miler as a 2YO and possbly further as a 3YO, but I would expect he will start at around seven furlongs and go on from there. He really is bred to be a Derby winner and I expect he is actually a two-year project, and he will undoubtedly train on as a three-year-old. Many of Sea The Moons first crop have done well as the season progressed and I expect 2019 will see this lads sire getting some high profile winners.
"This geldings mother was was top class. She won in Group Three company and shes only had one foal before this one. This lad could be anything as we still havent got to the bottom of him." stated Mike.
Potential shareholders in this gelding should consider that they are becoming involved in a racehorse who by breeding is going to need a trip, therefore please dont expect this youngster to race over sprint distances. His season will probably start in June or July and go through into the autumn. As Mike states, he is likely to improve the older he gets and we already expect he will stay with us through his 3YO season.
Mike stated Sea The Moon has already had success on the track, and I was shocked to get this lad for such a value price, but he is bred to be a derby winner... we will see!
This gelding is in full training so any monthly fees will start being charged immediately.