Sandown winner for Strategic Prince

Clare Island Boy (2c Strategic Prince-Tea Chest, by In The Wings) was another stylish first-crop winner for Strategic Prince when successful at Sandown on Wednesday night.

Richard Hannon’s charge had missed the break on his debut but, stepped up to this better company, he made pretty much all the running to readily win the seven-furlong maiden.

The Racing Post Analysis stated: “CLARE ISLAND BOY stepped up greatly on the level of his debut effort and gamely opened his account at the second attempt. He was never far away and kept responding when asked to win the race. He has scope and will very likely come on again for the run, so it will be interesting to see where his leading yard sends him next.”

Richard Hannon junior, assistant to his father, added: “Clare Island Boy has always shown us a bit at home and hés a lovely looking horse but it all went wrong first time out.”

The Strategic Prince colt was bred by Norelands Bloodstock and bought by Peter Doyle for £62,000 at last year’s Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale.

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