Camelot Colt Charges To Maiden Victory
English King (2c Camelot - Platonic, by Zafonic) built on an encouraging debut to win Thursday’s ten furlong maiden at Newcastle.
The Bjorn Nielsen-owned colt holds a fine stayer’s pedigree and stayed on well first time out at Newmarket, finishing in mid-division over a mile. Tom Marquand held him up at the back of the field on his second start and began to make headway from over two furlongs out. Shaken up approaching the final furlong, he led inside the final furlong and was pushed out to beat the favourite by a length and three quarters.
Trained by Ed Walker, English King cost €210,000 as a yearling and was bred by Ecurie de Monceaux. The son of Camelot is closely related to dual Stakes winner Pacifique (Montjeu) and Listed scorer Prudenzia, otherwise known as the dam of Irish Oaks winner Chicquita (Montjeu) and Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes heroine Magic Wand (Galileo).