Great stakes win for Requinto 2yo, G1 next
Great Scot (2c Requinto-La Rosiere, by Mr Greeley) made it three wins from four career starts with a comprehensive Listed success at Haydock on Saturday.
The Requinto colt hit the front a furlong out in the Listed Ascendant Stakes over a mile, before powering clear to a two-length victory.
Trainer Tom Dascombe feels the colt is unlucky not to be unbeaten, having lost out by a head in a Deauville Listed event on his previous start, and now has a G1 target in his sights.
"This is a really nice horse. He has pulled like hell, he hasn't settled and has done everything wrong but has still won. He is a proper horse,” said Dascombe.
“The idea was we would drop him out the back, hunt round. But he was keen and and they went no gallop. He obviously handles fast ground, he handles soft ground. He was really, really desperately unlucky not to win in France. That is why we are here now.
"He could be just a bit better. I think we will run him in the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. I think he deserves his chance at a proper race. And we will see how he gets on. Now we know he handles soft ground."
Great Scot was bred by Clyne, Mound and Thompson and races for the Empire State Racing Partnership.