Trafalgar Square (Churchill) wins at Canterbury

Promising Churchill Filly Salutes at Canterbury

David Payne predicts a bright future for promising filly Trafalgar Square (2f Churchill x Amnesiac, by Excellent Art) after she broke her maiden at over 1250m at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Not disgraced in the $1million ATC Golden Gift and Group III Kindergarten Stakes, Trafalgar Square enjoyed a cosy run just off the pace and when eased out to find clear air by Chad Schofield, she quickly put the race to bed.

She raced away to win by two and three-quarter lengths with more wins predicted.

“She was always going to be hard to beat if you see what she has been racing against,” Payne said.

“She has been a bit unlucky and a bit green.

“I think she is looking for a mile being by Churchill, so she has a bright future.

“We will see how she pulls up and go from there.”

A $19,000 weanling purchase on Inglis Digital, Trafalgar Square, was a $110,000 buy for her trainer when consigned by Telemon Thoroughbreds to Book 2 of the 2023 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

She is the first winner for unraced Excellent Art mare Amnesiac, a half-sister to stakes-placed Montoux and to the dam of Group I winner Prompt Response and Group III winner Prompt Return.