Churchill Colt Pounces Late For Maiden Victory
Grand Alliance (3c Churchill - Endless Love, by Dubai Destination) produced a late surge to gain his maiden victory at Chelmsford on Friday evening.
A promising fourth on debut at third in a Wolverhampton maiden next time out, the improving bay was sent off second favourite for the ten furlong contest under Rossa Ryan. Held up at the back of the field, he was asked to quicken from over two furlongs out and ran on strongly in the straight. Sweeping past his rivals close home, he scored by three parts of a length.
Trained by Charlie Fellowes for owner/breeder Mrs Susan Roy, Grand Alliance becomes the latest first crop winner by Churchill.