Spirit Remains Undefeated
Oct 10, 2017
It is no mean feat for a horse to win their first three starts but that is just what Princeton Spirit has done, at Moonee Valley on Friday night heading to town for the first time and again proving too strong.
Making his own luck on pace, Princeton Spirit was always travelling well for apprentice Stephanie Thornton who has been aboard for all three of the promising four-year-old's winning runs.
"I have got a lot of time for this horse," Thornton enthused, "I think he has got a bright future."
"It is really hard for any horse to put three together, particularly their first three starts."
"He got a beautiful run in transit," she continued, "and he had the race won a long way out."
Princeton Spirit, Thornton said, still has a little to learn - pricking his ears if he gets to the front too soon but always happy to be in front - "it is almost like he toys with them. Once the penny drops he will be a really nice horse."
Managing owner Julius Sandhu - who works at the stables - was understandably delighted.
"He is doing a really good job for us, three from three - you can't ask for more than that."
"He has always given us indications at home that he can gallop so we were quietly confident but happy that he has been able to deliver stepping up to town tonight."
"Mick really knows how to place his horses, we are very happy and I am fortunate to be working for him as well."
It was whilst having a chat with golfing friends that Sandhu first voiced the idea of racing a horse and was happy to go into this son of Nadeem sourced by Michael Kent Jnr from New Zealand.
Definitely a lucky owner, Sandhu is cheering on his very first horse and is thus yet to taste defeat as an owner!
"It is beginner's luck," he laughed, "but hopefully may it continue."