Moreira Sold on Courier Wonder
Sacred Falls’ son Courier Wonder was the recipient of high praise from jockey Joao Moreira after the
3-year-old continued the unbeaten start he has made to his career at Sha Tin.
The Waikato Stud-bred brother to G1 Doncaster H. runner-up Icebath won for the third consecutive
time on Sunday evening to have Moreira rating him the best young talent he has ridden in the 2020-
“For sure, this season, yes. It’s been a while since I’ve been on top of a nice horse like him. If he
keeps on tracking and keeps on learning as he should, he’s going to go far – I can tell you that,” he
told the Hong Kong Jockey Club website.
“It was a bit more difficult because of the weight (60.5kg) on his back and he had the wide gate
(eight), so he had to use himself to come across and he did win with something left in hand.
“I did not use the whip on him. I showed him the whip and they were closing up, but I think that’s
because of the weight.
“He’s a young horse, only a 3-year-old. He’s got plenty to learn and I think there’s plenty more to
come from him.
“This time he won by a shorter margin and that was just because of the weight. It was still quite
convincing to me and I still have a lot of faith in him that he’s going to go very high.”
Courier Wonder was bought out of Waikato Stud’s draft at Karaka for $150,000 by agent John Foote
and is a son of the Savabeel mare Fabulist, who was won five times.
He was a trial winner at Cranbourne for trainer Rob Hickmott before his sale to Hong Kong interests
and relocation to John Size’s stable.
All five of Fabulist’s foals to race have been successful and she is from the family of the G2 Wakefield
Challenge S. winner Kapsdan and the Listed winner Eccentricity, whose son Wyndham Glory was a
dual stakes winner.
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