Progressive Colt Continues Fine Run For Zoffany Juveniles
The Mark Johnston-trained Elusive Artist (2c Zoffany - Lady Pimpernel, by Sir Percy) continued on an upward curve to justify favoritism over seven furlongs at Newcastle.
Sixth on debut and second next time out last month, the chesnut was sent off favourite on his third start. Franny Norton rode him to lead, asking him to quicken from two furlongs out, with his mount staying on strongly inside the final furlong to hold off previous winner Waitingonanalibi by a neck. The front pair finished four lengths clear of Locket in third.
Owned by Kingsley Park Racing, Elusive Artist was bred by Ballylinch Stud out of US Grade 3 winner Lady Pimpernel.