Pair Of Promising Juveniles Emerge For Zoffany

The Ger Lyons-trained Pablo Diablo (2g Zoffany - Be My Queen, by Sadler’s Wells) looks a nice prospect after making a winning debut in the seven furlong maiden at the Curragh on Sunday.

Settled in mid-division by Colin Keane, the bay made headway from two furlongs out and ran on well to lead close home, beating the favourite Louisiana (Galileo) by half a length, with another five and a half lengths back to the third horse.

Pablo Diablo was bred by Summerseat Stables Ltd out of the Listed-placed mare Be My Queen, herself closely related to Prix de l’Abbaye heroine Imperial Beauty.

Ten minutes earlier at Musselburgh, Johan (2c Zoffany -Sandreamer, by Oasis Dream) ran out an impressive six length winner of the seven furlong Novice Stakes.

Jon and Julia Aisbitt’s homebred colt was carrying a penalty for his impressive success last month and was sent off favourite to double up on Sunday. Daniel Tudhope made all aboard the bay, racing clear from two furlongs out and remained unchallenged.

The William Haggas-trained colt is one of two winners out of Listed winner and multiple Stakes-placed Sandreamer. Both Johan and Pablo Diablo were bred following Zoffany’s terrific first season, during which he sired Royal Ascot winners Washington DC, Waterloo Bridge and Illuminate.