Smart Prospect Emerges For Churchill
Mortlake (2c Churchill - Serenity Dove, by Harbour Watch) set a new juvenile course record at Leicester when running out an impressive winner on his second start on Sunday.
Slowly away and green on debut, the Ralph Beckett-trained colt appeared to appreciate Sunday’s quicker ground and raced prominently throughout the seven furlong contest. Asserting before the two furlong pole, he was shaken up to draw clear inside the final furlong and went on to score by five lengths comfortably.
Rossa Ryan steered Mortlake to success for owners Quantam Leap Racing. A 100,000gns yearling buy, the smart son of Churchill was bred by Ringfort Stud.