Improving Footstepsinthesand Colt Gains Maiden Win
Native Beach (3c Footstepsinthesand - School Holidays, by Harlan’s Holiday) built on previous promise to get off the mark in Wednesday’s seven furlong maiden at Wolverhampton.
A fine second on debut and close fourth last time out, Sir Mark Todd’s charge was sent off second favourite under George Rooke, who rode the bay in a prominent position. Stumbling four furlongs from home, he was shaken up approaching the two furlong pole and was ridden to lead inside the final furlong. Keeping on well, he beat the favourite by half a length.
Native Beach is owned by his trainer with the Badgerstown Red Syndicate. The son of Footstepsinthesand was bred by Mountarmstrong Stud and is a half-brother to Stakes performer Nonna Grazia (No Nay Never).