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 is a new trainer for us in 2019 and this colt is the type that will be worth waiting for. We expect him to need at least six furlongs and probably seven furlongs as a starting distance. This will mean that shareholders should not expect to see him running until the end of May or June, as the seven furlong races dont begin for 2YOs until then. We bought this filly at the Tattersalls Sales for GBP 7,500 and he immediately went to Mikes training yard in Westoning and has already been ridden.
"He behaved well at the sales and since hes come home Ive been delighted with his attitude. He is very straight-forward and has been well-handled."
The colt is quite stocky at the moment, but Mike expects him to lengthen out as he is already showing signs of a significant growth spurt since joining the yard. He is a late foal (early May) and we believe he was a really great buy because he was probably a little bit smaller than some of the other colts at the sales. However, he will change enormously over the next six months and will be a different horse by the time the 2019 flat season gets rolling.
Mike told us "His pedigree screams miler as a 2YO, but I would expect he will start at around seven furlongs in May or June 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 colts 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." stated Mike.
Potential shareholders in this colt 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 five furlongs in April or May. His season will probably start in June or July and go through into the autumn. If he ends up racing on the All-Weather in November or December, we will include these runs for his 2019 shareholders. 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!
We will be keeping his shareholders up to date with any major milestones he achieves before his season starts in April. He is the sort of horse rarely available in small-share syndicates and remember that if you are a shareholder in his 2YO season and assuming he stays in training, we always guarantee a share for his 3YO season at a reasonable price for those renewing, even if he shows a huge amount of talent. That wont be the case for any shareholder joining the syndicate just for his 3YO career