His reaction was a mark of 93, so the handicapper was suitably impressed with the gelding's successful racecourse introduction at Newbury where this wellbred
son of Sadler's Wells out of Park Hill Stakes winner picked up from the rear in eye-catching fashion to land his maiden.
A winner over seven furlongs on the all weather at Kempton on his second start, the wellbred
son of Oasis Dream began his three-year-old campaign with a fair second to Richard Hannon's Silver Rime over a mile at Windsor in April.
That form was franked when the second won at Down Royal next time and this wellbred
four-year-old, who is closely related to the classy Identity Thief, looks open to plenty of further progress.
This Kingmambo filly faces a few other wellbred
youngsters at the East Midlands course but is taken to score at the first time of asking for the boys in blue.
"It looks like we'll have at least 100 entries and we already have some very wellbred
Walter Swinburn's wellbred
three-year-old pulled too hard for his own good that day.
He'll have come on for that run and this wellbred
colt can give the weight away all round.
Lots kindly donated include a number of wellbred
pups and saplings, a signed pair of James DeGale's boxing gloves and a round of golf, plus a table for four and champagne reception at one of Towcester's forthcoming feature race meetings.
O'Brien should also find success with the useful Changingoftheguard in the opener, and with the wellbred
Black Quartz in the two-year-old maiden.
After Luke Morris had given the wellbred
three-year-old a typical dour ride, part-owner Peter Stanley said: "A Class 6 handicap on the all-weather was not what I had in mind when I sent his dam to Dansili, but I hope one of the jumping boys will take a shine to him one day."
Miss Rochester (4.20), a beaten favourite on both starts this year, is likely to improve as she switches to handicap company and Sir Michael Stoute's wellbred
filly will be at home on this flatter track after failing to show her true worth on the undulations at Lingfield.
Although the winner had flown, Witches Brew didn't stop and finished nicely clear of some wellbred