Starspangledbanner Colt Flies Home To Maiden Success
Tawafag (2c Starspangledbanner - Bedouin Dancer, by Pivotal) ran on strongly to win his second start in Monday’s seven furlong maiden at Wolverhampton.
Roger Varian’s charge was sent off second favourite under Andrea Atzeni and after being hampered at the start, raced in midfield. Pushed along from two furlongs out, he was ridden approaching the final furlong and finished strongly to lead close home. The winning margin was a nose, with another length back to the favourite Red Hat Eagle (Gleneagles) in third.
Tawafag is owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, having been bought by Blandford Bloodstock for €160,000 at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. The son of Starspangledbanner was bred by Plantation Stud.