$10,000 Online Purchase Books His Spot in Victoria Derby

Mark Smith - Wednesday September 22

The Symon Wilde-trained Gundec booked his spot in the Group 1 Victoria Derby after the son of Kermadec broke his maiden in the Derby Trial (1800m) at Flemington on Wednesday.

Jod done $10,000 online purchase Gundec is off to the derby (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Competitive in two strong races in Sydney last season at two, Gundec finished third behind  Grinzinger King and the fancied Victoria Oaks hopeful  Kapalua Sunset when making his debut for Wilde at Geelong on September 5.

Gundec stayed on strongly to repel the challenge of the All Too Hard colt Sharper by three-quarters of a length with the Foxwedge gelding Sebastian The Fox one and a quarter lengths back in third.

"That's what we bought him for so it was great to get it done today," Wilde said.

"I think he is in now so we can make preparations and plans solely around the Derby.

"I thought he was good, he took a long time to get past that horse and it may indicate the further the better.

"Craig had to give him a little shove out of the gates, he relaxed beautifully after that, so it's looking like 2500 metres is going to be right up his alley the way he toughed it out late.

"A good team of loyal clients backed us in. We thought we had found a Derby colt.

"His my first Derby horse. The (original) owners were good enough to sell him to us, and they are still in the ownership as well, so hopefully, it will be a good ride from here on.

Gundec (image Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Wilde said the $175,000 Listed Super Impose Stakes (1800m) was likely to be Gundec's next start in a fortnight.

Bred by St Aubins Scone Partnership, Gundec was a $10,000 purchase at the 2020 Inglis August (Early) Online Sale.

The son of Kermadec is the fifth foal and first winner from two to race for the winning Fanstaic Light (IRE) mare Sunup, a half-sister to the talented Paulini (Singspiel) who placed in the Group II AJC Light Fingers Stakes and Group III Silver Shadow Stakes.

Gundec is the most recent foal of Sunup, which was dropped from the official record last month.



Race Result - Penfolds Vic. Derby Preview 1800m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:51.31
T: Symon Wilde J: Craig Williams 56
3c Kermadec (NZ) x Sunup (AUS) (Fantastic Light (USA))
Inglis 2020 AUGUST (Early) Online Sale $10,000
V:St Aubins Stud
T: M E Templeton J: Jye McNeil 56
3c All Too Hard (AUS) x Gypsy Whisper (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
Sebastian The Fox
T: Shay Keating J: Jarrod Fry 56
3g Foxwedge (AUS) x High Above (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $26,000
V:Glenelg Park, Euroa
B: Michael Rea Pty Ltd
Grinzinger King
T: D T O'Brien J: John Allen 56
3c Domesday (AUS) x Dom Perion (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $380,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds (Aust) Pty Ltd
Magic Mikey
T: S Foster J: Declan Bates 56
3g Zed (NZ) x Magic Tryst (NZ) (Magic Ring (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $17,000
V:Grangewilliam Stud
B: Mr S Foster
Celestial Fury
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: C Newitt 58.5
3c Savabeel (AUS) x Sister Celeste (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
NZB Ready to Run Sale $120,000
V:Riverrock Farm
B: Busuttin / Young Racing
Saint Tropez
T: Lloyd Kennewell J: J Bowditch 56
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Ihtsatune (AUS) (Ihtiram (IRE))
MM National Weanling Sale $250,000
V:Blue Gum Farm Euroa Vic
B: Merricks Station/Group 1 Bloodstock
T: E & D Browne J: Jordan Childs 57
3c Vadamos (FR) x Hot In Pink (NZ) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: Clayton Douglas J: L Currie 56
3g Shocking (AUS) x Sapphire Lass (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Oliver 56
3c Savabeel (AUS) x On Broadway (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Ready to Run Sale $400,000
V:Ohukia Lodge Ltd
B: Busuttin / Young Racing
NZB Karaka Book 1 $220,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Ohukia Lodge
Storm De Lune
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 56
3g Puissance De Lune (IRE) x Sunbite (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 56
3g Star Witness (AUS) x Vintage Strike (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:B2B Thoroughbreds, Mittagong, NSW
B: Danny O'Brien Racing
Top Boy
T: J P Salanitri J: Dean Holland 56
3g Real Impact (JPN) x Dubbare (AUS) (Sepoy (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $24,000
V:Rothwell Park, Blandford, NSW
B: Salanitri Racing
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