Admire Deus – out injured, will miss the Spring

Admire Deus – out injured, will miss the Spring

Horse name: Admire Deus

Age: 7

Sex: Horse

Trainer: Darren Weir (was Tomoyuki Umeda)

Owner: Australian Bloodstock

Country: Japanese import into Australia

Attempt?: No

Formline: Tenno Sho

Distance Query?: No


Out injured after suffering an unusual injury, rupturing all the ligaments off the back of his joint in the leg. Hopefully he survives and can return to the track, or the breeding barn for connections. Not good.

One of the most interesting horses coming to Melbourne. This guy is a Group 2 stayer in Japan, with multiple win at that level, but has good attempts at Group 1s, including his most recent fourth to Kitasan Black in the Group 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) (3200m). (Look for him as number 10 in the race, wearing light blue silks with yellow hat)

He was targeted by Racing Victoria talent scout Leigh Jordon and the then Japanese connections looked like they had agreed to commit the horse. The same trainer of the horse in Japan brought out Admire Rakti to race here.

The big news update for the horse though is that on August 10th, Australian Bloodstock announced they’d bought into him and will give him to Darren Weir to train. was advised that he’d go into the Caulfield Cup as his lead-up run should all be well.

Through some Japanese connections we’ve noted that Admire Deus is a better horse than Admire Rakti. The question marks for the horse are that he’s only had 22 starts as a seven-year-old and has leg issues that need to be managed and Darren Weir is a change of trainer for the horse, which is no bad thing with DK Weir, but it may take some time to learn what he’s about.

He was the first overseas horse to head down under, boarding his flight on September 25th from Japan.

Craig Williams is set to take the ride after jumping on him in Japan and at Werribee.