Well Regarded Footstepsinthesand Colt Remains Unbeaten
Per Contra (2c Footstepsinthesand - Nonetheless, by Fastnet Rock) confirmed himself an exciting prospect when making it two from two in impressive fashion on Wednesday.
Ollie Sangster’s charge justified even-money favouritism by over three lengths on debut last month and has since earned entries at Group 2 level, as well as in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. The son of Footstepsinthesand donned the colours of Wathnan Racing for the first time at Ffos Las and was sent off a short-priced favourite under Jamie Spencer. Chasing the pace for much of the extended seven furlongs, he was travelling strongly when shaken up to lead a furlong from home and soon drew clear. Despite showing signs of greenness, he eased clear to win by four lengths and three quarters, with another 13 lengths back to the third.
Bred by James Ross Ancell, Per Contra is a full-brother to useful miler Roudemental (Footstepsinthesand). This season’s juveniles by Footstepsinthesand were bred off the back of a fantastic season for the sire, led by dual Group 2 winning two-year-old Threat and the 116-rated juvenile Mums Tipple.