Victory Command (War Command) winning the Listed Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot

Ascot black-type winner for War Command

The Mark Johnston-trained Victory Command (2c War Command-Aguinaga, by Machiavellian) put in a superb front-running performance to claim a Listed success for War Command at Ascot on Saturday.

The gutsy colt was winning his fourth race of the year as he held off some good opponents in the Listed Wooldridge Group Pat Eddery Stakes to win by two lengths.

“Now he has won a Listed race we should probably start looking at Group races,” said Charlie Johnston, assistant to his father.

Victory Command was bred by Joe Higgins and his success for War Command was followed later on Saturday when the Paul Cole-trained Walkman (2c War Command-Mooching Along, by Mujahid) won a maiden in good style at Salisbury.