Team Hawkes strike bullion with Spend on debut

“They are really opposite horses though for colts they do have a same temperament, they are really loose forms and do whatever we ask,’’ Berry pronounced after roving Spend to a entrance win during Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

“It’s too early to be comparing them though they are both really promising.’’

Spend, a $1.55 million Easter Yearling purchase, lived adult a pre-race hype to make a winning entrance in a Everest Carnival Handicap (1100m).

Exceedance has had dual starts for a overwhelming entrance during Wyong before a unsuccessful third during Rosehill progressing in a winter and is hold in such high courtesy he is a early favourite during $8 for a Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) during Rosehill on Sep 28.

Spend vaulted to $26 for a Golden Rose after his entrance win, nonetheless co-trainer Michael Hawkes would not be drawn on competition plans, adding a fast was usually concentrating on Saturday’s competition and removing a son of Snitzel’s competition career off to a winning start.

“He was ostensible to hearing during Rosehill though they were cleared out so it usually shows a capabilities of this colt to win though carrying a trial,’’ Hawkes said.

“For a colt, he has a good attitude. He got a pursuit done, it competence not have looked flattering though he will take a lot of advantage from this win.’’

Tommy Berry was tender by Spend’s entrance win during Rosehill Gardens. Picture: AAP

Tommy Berry was tender by Spend’s entrance win during Rosehill Gardens. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

Spend ($2.90 favourite) swooped on True Detective ($3.40) and looked set to measure an easy win though a latter kicked behind strongly to go underneath by a brief head. They gapped their rivals, with some-more than 4 lengths to Belitsa ($8).

But it didn’t all go to devise for Spend, who was underneath vigour 600m from home and giving divided a start to True Detective, who cruised to a lead inside a 300m.

Berry had won on True Detective during that colt’s usually prior start in Feb and he used that knowledge to advantage on Spend.

“I’ve ridden True Detective, he’s a poetic horse, though when we won on him he strike a front and got a bit mislaid so we had that in a behind of my mind when we was chasing on this equine (Spend),’’ Berry said.

Spend lived adult to a pre-race hype and showed good fighting qualities in his win. Picture: Getty Images

Spend lived adult to a pre-race hype and showed good fighting qualities in his win. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“I didn’t wish to usually walk adult on him, we wanted to try and pass him fast since we knew if we usually cruised adult it would give him a possibility to quarrel back.

“Spend rubbed a lane excellent though a 1100m was too pointy for him. At a 600m when they put a vigour on he forsaken a bit and struggled to go that speed.

“I suspicion we were in a bit of difficulty afterwards as it takes a good equine to go from not travelling during all to collect them adult and put them divided like he did.’’

Berry suggested Spend will usually urge when he gets out over further.

“Spend’s usually had a integrate of jump-outs and they are not like trials. There is a lot of alleviation to come from this colt,’’ he said.