Exciting Juveniles Complete Wootton Bassett Treble
Ring Of Beara (2c Wootton Bassett - Harem Mistress, by Mastercraftsman) completed the first leg of a two-year-old treble for Wootton Bassett on Thursday when running out an impressive winner at Ffos Las.
The Richard Hughes-trained colt finished a promising second on debut at Goodwood and was sent off favourite under David Probert for the seven furlong maiden. Tracking the leader for much of the way, he asserted with ease approaching the final furlong and was shaken up to go clear, winning by four lengths on the line.
Owned by Bernardine and Sean Mulryan, Ring Of Beara was bred by JP Cayrouze and Mrs L Marchand.
Later that afternoon, Cilantro (2c Wootton Bassett - Pitamore, by More Than Ready) justified even-money favouritism in the two-year-old conditions race over a mile.
Narrowly beaten over seven furlongs on debut last month, the Christophe Ferland-trained bay was reunited with Maxime Guyon on Thursday, who rode him to chase the leaders. Pushed along in the straight, the Wertheimer & Frere homebred led approaching the final furlong and was ridden out to score by a length and a half.
Later on the card, the Fabrice-Chappet-trained Topgear (2c Wootton Bassett - Miss Lech, by Giant’s Causeway) made it two from two in the Class 2 Prix Irish River over six and a half furlongs.
Chasing the leader for much of the way, he was delivered late to lead close home and extended his advantage to a length on the line. A step up in class may now be on the cards for the Hisaaki Saito-owned colt, who holds an entry in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. The son of Wootton Bassett is one of three winners bred by Snig Elevage out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Miss Lech.