Contributer (4c High Chaparral-Serisia, by Exit To Nowhere) looked a future Group race winner when easily capturing the Listed Magnolia Stakes at Kempton on Saturday for trainer Ed Dunlop and US-based owner George Bolton.
The High Chaparral colt had been off the track since finishing fourth in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and boasts some useful form, including when runner-up to future G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf and G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Magician (4c Galileo-Absolutelyfabulous, by Mozart) in last season’s G3 Dee Stakes at Chester.
And, despite the absence, he looked as good as than ever as he saw off the useful Modernstone (4f Duke Of Marmalade-Post Modern, by Nureyev) to win the Kempton Listed event under jockey George Baker.
“It was a messy race,” Baker told www.racingpost.com. “Ed said he had got him pretty forward for this first run and they thought a lot of him last year. Hopefully he will have a clear year and he is going to get a trip and is a very straightforward horse.”
Contributer was bred by the Petra Bloodstock Agency and realised 130,000gns at the 2012 Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale when sold from Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm.