Spreydon Lodge bred 3YO takes out Alabar Classic

7 March 2023

The Mark and Nathan Purdon trained Sherlock proved too good for his rivals in the Group 2 Alabar 3YO Classic at Alexandra Park on Friday evening.

Starting a short priced favourite the son of Vincent endured a tough start to the 2200m feature.

Caught three-wide early, he was forced to work hard to get to the lead but once in front was able to ease the tempo which gave him enough of a breather to hold out the challengers in the straight and score by a neck in a mile rate of 1:56.2.

It was the multiple Group 1 runner-up’s fourth career win and took his earning to $101,320.

Bred by Spreydon Lodge, Sherlock (pictured as a yearling) is the second foal from the American Ideal mare After Party, a full sister to the Group 1 winner Democrat Party.

He was purchased at the 2021 NZB Christchurch Yearling Sale by Jean Feiss, who raced his sire Vincent, for $67,500.

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