Spirit Ridge has been a summer success story while Harpo Marx, which is a son of Galileo out of flying Australian mare Nechita, has started to deliver with a couple of wins this preparation after being gelded and will look for a Saturday win at Rosehill on the weekend.
“We didn’t buy him because of Nechita. Hubie said he was the right type of horse after he ran second to Il Paradiso [with Yonkers third] in Ireland and said he might end up in a sale,” Darby said. “A couple of months later he did.
“When you buy out of Coolmore, you know that you are getting a nice horse. They want them to be group 1 horses over there, and if they’re not up to it they sell them.
“We just want a horse at the right price that could win maybe a…