More To Come From The Gurkha Juvenile After Maiden Success
Regimental Gent (2g The Gurkha - City Girl, by Elusive City) took a significant step forward on his second start to take Thursday’s seven furlong maiden at Chelmsford.
Racing towards the back of the field under George Wood, the Harry Eustace-trained bay was pushed along to make headway from two furlong out and showed signs of inexperience approaching the final furlong. Leading from 110 yards out, he scored by half a length, with another two and a half lengths back to the third horse.
The Littleton Stud homebred continues a fine season for The Gurkha, whose first crop son Best Of Lips (The Gurkha) is now a three-time Group winner. Debut winner Imperial Fighter (The Gurkha) finished second in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes last month, while the progressive Frenchette (The Gurkha) filled the same position in a Listed contest at Chantilly.