One of Victoria’s emerging trainers is Mornington mentor, Jason Petch (below), who boldly stepped up to the plate yesterday (20 May), securing a Spectrum mare, Spectrum’s Image, for $85,000.
Jason’s interest was hardly surprising, given that he trains Spectrum’s Image’s 3YO filly, Hooness, who won the Redelva Stakes-LR in Adelaide for him in February.
However, an added attraction was the fact Spectrum’s Image is in foal to Bel Esprit who would go on to top the sale average for in foal mares.
It was some day for Victoria’s Champion Sire, recording a double with Spirited Hero at Bendigo and across the pond with Polar Esprit at Wingatui.
PS. There was quite a bit of value added to Petch’s purchase on Saturday (22 May) when Tromso won his second race at Rosehill on the trot. Tromso is out of Queensland stakes winner Feelers, a half sister to Spectrum’s Image.