Power, a brilliant two-year-old himself, wasted no time getting off the mark as a stallion when Peace Envoy (2c Power-Hoh My Darling, by Dansili) scored with ease on his debut at Dundalk.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt, also a first runner for his sire, was sent off on odds-on for this debut and triumphed by a length and a quarter under Seamie Heffernan.
“He’s quick and a bit green,” said Heffernan. “I was always happy that when I asked him he was going to go. The dream is alive with him and you’d have to think Ascot would be on the agenda.”
Peace Envoy was bred in France by Maja Sundstrom and was sold for 125,000 euros as a yearling at Arqana in August.
Power’s odds keep tumbling to become leading first-season sire of 2016, following some sparkling reports from trainers of his juveniles.
Joseph Burke of RaceBets commented: “Power had been consistently backed from 20/1 all the way down to 11/1 for the first-season sires’ market and he has been shortened further to 7/1 following an impressive debut winner at Dundalk. Peace Envoy won the same maiden that subsequent Royal Ascot winner Washington DC finished runner-up in on debut last year, so that surely bodes well for his future prospects.”