Aquis Win Derby with Domesday Colt
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 3
Earlier this week Aquis announced their purchase of a share in exciting Domesday colt Extra Brut and that decision paid big dividends when the three year-old powered to the line to score a stylish victory in the $2million Group I VRC Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday.



Prepared by Darren Weir, Extra Brut reeled off three successive wins following a debut second at Geelong in August culminating with a big win in the Listed VRC UCI Stakes over 1800 metres on October 6.

images Grant CourtneyOnly sixth in the Group III MRC Caulfield Classic at his last start behind Derby favourite Think' Big as favourite, Extra Brut was not happy on the soft ground that day but reverted to his previous form in the Derby.

He settled kindly back in the field for regular rider John Allen with a fast pace up front and unwound a powerful finish to surge past the leaders and win by a length over Stars of Carrum.

"He got a long way back, but he rounded them up in a matter of strides," said winning rider John Allen, a jumps jockey from Ireland that has become an integral part for the Weir racing team.

Extra Brut was a $100,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Spicer Thoroughbreds from the Grange Thoroughbreds draft and was a successful pinhook for Gary Mudgway, having been bought first as a weanling at the Inglis Great Southern Sale from the Stonehouse Holdings draft for $52,000.

Extra Brut the Derby HeroHe boasts the overall record of four wins from six starts with earnings of $1.4 million, a remarkable effort for a first campaign!

"It was a team effort and it was great the owners stuck solid to Johnny (John Allen)," said Darren Weir.

The fifth Group I winner for Domesday, Extra Brut is his third Derby winner joining Ruthven (Queensland Derby and Arcadia Dream (WA Derby).

He is the second winner for Dom Perion, a winning Redoute's Choice grand-daughter of French stakes-winner Charlotte Amalie. His breeder Andrew McDonald will be delighted with the achievements of Extra Brut as Dom Perion has foaled this spring producing a a full brother to him and has since been covered by Toronado (IRE).

A stunning son of Red Ransom (USA), Domesday is a proven source of Group I winners and has been super popular for Aquis at their Queensland base. He stands at a fee of $9,900.


Aami Victoria Derby Gr1 2500m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 2:34.31
1
1.0
Extra Brut
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 55.5
3c Domesday (AUS) x Dom Perion (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Grange Thoroughbreds, Nagambie, Vic
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd $100,000
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Platinum Session $52,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: G Mudgway $52,000
2
1.0
Stars Of Carrum
T: R E Laing J: B Melham 55.5
3c Fiorente (IRE) x Signoret (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $75,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: R Laing $75,000
3
3.0
Chapada
T: M D Moroney J: J B McDonald 55.5
3g Bullet Train (GB) x Diamantina Dior (AUS) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $32,500
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock $32,500
4
3.2
Sikorsky
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: L Nolen 55.5
3c Pierro (AUS) x Musidora (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Lindsay Park Racing $500,000
5
3.4
Home Ground
T: J G Sargent J: J Bowman 55.5
3g High Chaparral (IRE) x First Look (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: A Ng $420,000
6
3.6
Aramayo
T: James Cummings J: T Angland 55.5
3c Poet's Voice (GB) x Peruvian (GB) (Diktat (GB))
7
3.9
Savvy Oak
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: M Zahra 55.5
3g Savabeel (AUS) x Fairy Oak (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: First Light Racing / Mr PA Willetts / Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / Mr P Moody $95,000
8
5.2
Visao
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: Damian Lane 55.5
3c High Chaparral (IRE) x Villa Moura (NZ) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Racing $50,000
9
6.7
Farooq
T: Tony McEvoy J: K McEvoy 55.5
3c Frankel (GB) x Rostova (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
10
6.8
Mickey Blue Eyes
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 55.5
3c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Carolina Bella (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Mill Park Meningie SA
B: Peter Devitt $350,000
11
6.9
Grinzinger Star
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 55.5
3c Reliable Man (GB) x Miss Artistic (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
12
7.4
Thinkin' Big
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark 55.5
3c High Chaparral (IRE) x Nothin' Leica Cat (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
13
16.4
Savoie
T: D K Weir J: D Yendall 55.5
3c Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Larissar (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
14
17.4
Tolemac
T: F G Finnegan J: M J Dee 55.5
3g Camelot (GB) x Zermatt (AUS) (Shaft (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $44,000
V:Barador Stud, Martindale
B: Carinya Park $44,000
15
32.3
Seberate
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: C J Parish 55.5
3c Sebring (AUS) x Recooperate (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
16
36.4
Louie The Legend
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: D Dunn 55.5
3c Masterprint (AUS) x Rustie Bugles (AUS) (Toy Pindarri (NZ))