Ventura Storm another 2016 stakes winner for Zoffany

Ventura Storm winning the Feilden Stakes (L) at Newmarket

Newmarket’s Listed Feilden Stakes was won last year by subsequent Derby winner Golden Horn and there looked to be another useful winner of this year’s renewal when the Richard Hannon-trained Ventura Storm (3c Zoffany-Sarawati, by Haafhd) came out in front.

This was a second European stakes winner already in 2016 for the sensational Zoffany and Ventura Storm, a dual winner last season, looks set to make his mark in Group company.

“Ventura Storm is a lovely horse and Ryan Moore said he would get a mile and a quarter no problem,” said Hannon. “He liked this sort of ground and we may have a look at something like the G3 Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot. Mine have been needing the run but he´s got away with it and he´ll be better next time.”

Ventura Storm, a 110,000gns Tattersalls breeze-up graduate bred by Laurence Kennedy, follows recent Dundalk Listed winner Washington DC (3c Zoffany-How´s She Cuttin´, by Shinko Forest) as another black-type scorer for Zoffany.

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