Abbadon a Star of the Future

Shaune Ritchie believes he has another potential headline act on his hands in the form of the Stravinsky three-year-old Abaddon. The gelding has won two of his four starts in Queensland and will spell there before returning to his Cambridge base.

“He’s a top-class horse and when he comes home I’m sure he can rip through the grades and be very competitive in the late spring and summer,” Ritchie said.

Abbadon won on debut in Queensland and picked up two minor placings before he was successful again at the Gold Coast last weekend.  “He’s still got a lot to learn and while his wins may not have looked all that impressive, he’s still got no idea what’s going on,” Ritchie said. “He gets to the front and then switches off and waits for the others to come.

“Greenness is catching up with him so we’re going to spell him in Brisbane. The main reason we brought him over here was to avoid the wet tracks at home. “He’s developed with each of his runs here and he’s going to be a very exciting horse.  He’s got a pedigree and he’ll be electric when we put the blinkers on him.”

A $380,000 Karaka yearling purchase, Abaddon is out of the Zabeel mare Clarissa and is a half-brother to the Listed Soliloquy Stakes winner Holy Moly.