Impressive colt Drum Roll (2c Majestic Warrior x Sparkling Forest, by Forest Wildcat) lived up to pre-race expectation when powering clear to score a dominant debut victory at Monmouth.
A member of the powerful Todd Pletcher stable, Drum Roll was sent to the post favourite and despite being a step slow to leave the gates, he quickly mustered pace to lead.
Drum Roll travelled strongly and then found plenty in the run to the line to draw off and win the five furlong maiden by two and three quarter lengths in a tick over 58 seconds.
Drum Roll becomes the second winner for his young sire Majestic Warrior, which will please his high profile owners Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.
The colt was purchased for $300,000 at the OBS March 2YO Sale and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Bibblesman from the Forest Wildcat mare Sparkling Forest.