Extra Brut to carry the Aquis colours in Saturday’s Victoria Derby

In Domesday, Industry News & Views, Stallions by Ben Ready

Just days before Domesday colt Extra Brut is set to take on the most prestigious race of his career, the Group One Victoria Derby on Saturday, Aquis Farm have bought into the talented 3YO, who was a $100,000 Inglis Classic yearling purchase for Spicer Thoroughbreds.

After a powerful victory earlier this month in the Listed UCI Stakes (1800m) at Flemington, trainer Darren Weir originally said he was undecided on the race to target for Extra Brut although bookmakers were quick to promote him to the top line of betting for the Victoria Derby.

Extra Brut looks to add to his impressive record of three wins and a second from four starts with prize money topping $190,000 and the 18th stakes-winner for his Sire, Domesday.

Completely free of the Danzig and Danehill blood, Domesday was Queensland’s Leading Sire of Stakes winners in 2016-17 before a career defining season in 2017-18 with the likes of Daysee Doom, Oregon’s Day, Five To Midnight, Have Another Glass, Royal Symphony, Grim Reaper etc. He has been particularly popular for Aquis at our Queensland base, covering 247 mares in the last two seasons.

“Domesday is an incredibly popular, proven sire, and securing his best son gives us plenty of options after the spring” said Aquis Farm CEO, Shane McGrath

Extra Brut was the second winner for his dam Dom Perion, a winning Redoute’s Choice mare who now has a full brother to Extra Brut at foot.

Brad Spicer of Spicer thoroughbreds spoke to Shane Anderson via the phone on Monday’s episode of After The Last, “Aquis have bought in and have backed their stallion Domesday in doing so, He’s a real quality colt, so it makes sense” Spicer said.

“He was much better on the bigger open spaces there at Flemington than Caulfield the other day, He was a little bit one-paced, but that might have just been the tempo of the race too.”

“I’m sure he’ll give a good account of himself on Saturday.”

Extra Brut will start from barrier 15 in Saturday’s AAMI Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington.