Churchill Paddock

Classy Colt Kicks Off Goodwood Double For Churchill

Dawn Of Liberation (3c Churchill - Danetime Out, by Danetime) shaped with great promise once again when leading home a 1-2 for Churchill in the Class 2 conditions race at Goodwood on Friday.

Placed on all of his starts as a juvenile, the Richard Hannon-trained bay impressed on his three-year-old return when scoring by three lengths at Doncaster. Pat Dobbs took the ride at Goodwood, positioning his mount close to the pace and asked him to challenge after the three furlong marker. Keeping on well to lead inside the final furlong, he scored by two and a three quarter lengths from the 105-rated Tuscan (Churchill).

Speaking after the race, part-owner Paul Roy said, “He's still a baby and I think Churchill's progeny will just get better as they go on. We thought a lot of him.”

Successful in the colours of Mrs Susan Roy, Dawn Of Liberation was bred by BEC Bloodstock and sold for 145,000gns as a yearling.

There may also be more to come from Lawful Command (3g Churchill - Blue Geranium, by Dansili), who made a winning seasonal return to complete a double on the card for Churchill.

Twice a winner last year, the Brian Meehan-trained chesnut stepped up to a mile on Friday and raced prominently throughout under Louis Steward. Pushed along to lead two furlongs from home, he kept on well to deny Wodeton (Wootton Bassett) by a neck on the line.

“Lawful Command has done very well over the winter,” the winning trainer later commented. “I think he'll continue to improve. He's won a little handy there at the end, and we'll look at the Silver Bowl at Haydock on May 21st.”

Bred by Miss KJ Keir, Lawful Command is owned by Family Amusements Ltd and D Simmonds.