Impressive Gleneagles Colt Takes Aim At Coventry Stakes
Royal Scotsman (2c Gleneagles - Enrol, by Pivotal) earned himself a trip to Royal Ascot with a hugely impressive win at Goodwood on Friday.
A promising fourth on debut, the son of Gleneagles was sent off second favourite for the six furlong novice stakes, which was previously won by the likes of Masar. Paul and Oliver Cole’s charge travelled strongly throughout under Jim Crowley and was full of running when leading a furlong from home. Soon shaken up, the bay quickened clear and went on to win by five lengths.
Speaking after the race, Oliver Cole said, “He's clearly a good horse and the future is bright. The Coventry is definitely something to think about as Jim got off and said it would be a good target.”
Royal Scotsman is owned by Mrs Fitri Hay, who recently enjoyed Grade 1 success with another son of Gleneagles in Highland Chief. Her most recent winner was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock and sold to Sackville Donald as a yearling for 125,000gns.