While much of the hype in Darren Weir’s stable centres around his older horses leading into the spring, the master trainer is bullish about the prospects of one of emerging three-year-olds.
Dawn Approach colt Approach Discreet, underlined his talents with a dominant 8.5L win over 1500m at Morphettville on Saturday and will likely rise to Stakes grade in next month’s Listed Morphettville Guineas (1600m).
While he also holds an entry for the $2 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Weir said his best may come over 10 furlongs and beyond, indicating the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) could be his ultimate goal this spring.
“The opposition wasn’t great (on Saturday) but he is definitely a nice colt going forward,” Weir said.
“He is owned by Peter Law who buys a lot of horses with us and a lot of them go to Hong Kong he might be one that heads there but hopefully he can at least hang around for the spring.
Purchased from the draft of Mill Park Stud at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for $360,000 by outstanding judge John Foote and trainer Darren Weir, Approach Discreet is out of the stakes-winning Exceed And Excel mare Very Discreet, from the prolific black-type producing family of Halo Again which also includes Gr3 SAJC Dermody Stakes winners She's Discreet & Be Discreet, Morphettville Guineas winner Forever Discreet, and Gr3 Bloodhorse Breeders' Stakes winner Gilded Angel.