The stable are absolutely delighted with the winning performance from their promising three year old Sam Spade at Newcastle on Saturday.

It was the gelding’s third start. He ran a strong second at Kembla on debut before failing on a Heavy 10 surface at the same track. “He lost his tongue tie last start and Shaun said he was a bit casual, looking around so today we applied the blinkers and his tongue tie stayed on and we saw a very different horse to last start. We’ve always known he has had it in him, every gallop he’s had has been better than the last and always good on the clock, he pulls up well, eats, is relaxed, he has all the makings of a nice horse.” Lee said

Under the saddle of Jay Ford, he positioned beautifully behind the leaders on the fence. Jay smoked his pipe and waited for the front runners to round the turn and he took the short cut sticking to the rail and sprinted well down the straight. Jay said he is still very raw and learning what its all about but feels like he has plenty of upside.

The gelding has always shown good promise and impressed all riders and jockeys who have sat on him. He has been a slow maturer and needed time to fill into his frame. 

Purchased at Magic Millions Yearling sale in 2018 for $130,000 in the Saturday night session, he was an impressive sort from Day 1. With a lovely, relaxed attitude there’s no doubt he will continue his winning ways.

Congratulations to all of his connections.