Milan Paddock

Son Of Milan Goes One Better In Maiden Hurdle

Bill Baxter (5g Milan - Blossom Rose, by Roselier) built on a promising hurdle debut to justify favouritism in Tuesday’s maiden hurdle at Ayr.

Making all of the running under Gavin Sheehan, Warren Greatrex’s charge was ridden from the second last and kept on strongly to score by two and a quarter lengths.

Purchased privately after finishing a close second on his sole start for Denis Murphy, Bill Baxter went on to win his bumper in impressive fashion. The son of Grange Stud sire Milan was bred by Mary Fanning McCormack.