One to Watch – Swan Hill
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
Champion trainer Darren Weir gave us the One to Watch on Monday with a brilliant return for this three-year-old half-brother to a Group I sprint winner.

Sebfire as a yearlingSebring colt Sebfire was an unlucky second to promising stakes-placed filly Garrard when making his debut at Bendigo back in February, but has come back a much stronger horse.

Sebfire was allowed to find his feet early by Damian Lane and powered to the line to win the 975 metre maiden by a length and three-quarters as favourite.

He was eased down to the line and it was some six lengths back to the next horse, so Sebfire can be followed into better company with some confidence.

A $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Widden Stud draft for John Foote/ Darren Weir Racing, Sebfire was the most expensive yearling by Sebring sold in 2016.

He is a half-brother to Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Shamal Wind and is the second winner from Firemaid (USA), a Machiavellian grand-daughter of US Group I winner My Darling One.

Widden Stud sold a Fastnet Rock colt from Firemaid for $600,000 at Inglis Easter this year.

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