Camelot paddock

Son Of Camelot Makes A Perfect Start

Al Asayl homebred Lostwithiel (3g Camelot - Hespera, by Danehill) defied inexperience when making a winning debut at Bath on Monday.

The George Boughey-trained colt was the sole new comer to line up for the novice stakes run just under a mile and a half. Kieran Shoemark rode the bay towards the back of the field, improving into second six furlongs from home and was ridden to lead two furlongs out. Keeping on well inside the final furlong, he scored by three parts of a length from the favourite Moomba (Australia), who finished four and a half lengths clear of the third horse.

There should be more to come from the winner, with Kieran Shoemark later commenting, “It was a nice debut. He's been very green at home and he's likely to improve plenty. I think a mile and six furlongs will be his trip - he just gallops.”

The son of Camelot is a half-brother to Listed winner and Group 1 performer Lady Penko, bred by Al Asayl Bloodstock out of a half-sister to dual Group/Grade 1 winner Erupt.