BUNDLE OF DELIGHT; COURIER WONDER & FANTASTIC WAY
17 Mar & 21 Mar 2021
Another successful week for Price Bloodstock clients produced three winners but came with the promise of so much more in the future.
Honest stayer Bundle Of Delight took his second Happy Valley win on Wednesday in good style with top weight, taking his earnings past $1.2 million and he looks a bread and butter horse for connections over the next season or two but it was the champagne and caviar dreams that accompanied wins on Derby by rapidly-rising stars Courier Wonder and Fantastic Way.
The John Size-prepared three-year-olds both kept an unbeaten record, Fantastic Way at his third race start and Courier Wonder at his second, and both are headed to the higher grades.
Courier Wonder set tongues wagging with his hollow debut win in October and the time away didn’t hold him back when he justified very short odds with another comprehensive trouncing of his opposition, and Size is handling him carefully with an eye to what the son of Sacred Falls might become at four next season.
“He looks like he’s going somewhere so we’ll look after him and let him do the job,” Size said. “He’ll run again this season provided he pulls up all right and everything is in order with him. I don’t think there are any problems with him.”
Jockey Joao Moreira had nothing to do but find the lead from barrier one and steer Courier Wonder home and is clearly excited about the youngster.
“I have been saying to connections he is such a special horse and I doubt that he is going to let us down because he is so professional,” he said.
Two races later, it was the turn of Fantastic Way and Moreira produced a similar piece of work, but this time from a wider gate, as he used the horse’s early speed to cross to the front then let his ability do the rest for a third win that was never in doubt.
“He had to do a bit of work today, so it was a good test for him,” Size said.“He didn’t have an easy time of it, he didn’t shirk the task at all and he was still strong on the line. I’ll have a look at him now, he’s been in work for a while so he might be due for a break.”