Another stakes success for Zoffany

Spitzbergen (4g Zoffany-Silver Face, by Iron Mask) looks set for a productive year after scoring in good style at Jagersro on Sunday.

Niels Petersen’s charge had been in Dubai over the winter and landed the Listed Minneslopning over seven furlongs.

With Carlos Lopez in the saddle, Spitzbergen was at the back of the field early, but swooped in the closing stages to claim the SEK 100,000 prize for owners Stall Bright Side Of Life.

"Spitzbergen had already performed well against older horses and he showed that he belongs at the top level," said Petersen.

Spitzbergen was bred by Haras de Sainte Gauburge and was bought for 100,000 euros as a yearling at Arqana by Meridian International.