Wootton Bassett Close Up

Wootton Bassett Colt Pounces Late For Debut Success

Amo Racing’s fine run continued on Thursday when their pricey yearling purchase Great Max (2c Wootton Bassett - Teeslemee, by Youmzain) made a winning debut at Newbury.

Racing prominently throughout the six and a half furlong contest, the Michael Bell-trained colt showed a smart turn of foot in the final furlong to lead close home under Jack Mitchell. The winning margin was three parts of a length, with another two lengths back to the third.

Bred by Ennistown Stud, Great Max cost €72,000 as a foal and was resold to Robson Aguiar as a yearling for 260,000gns. The son of Wootton Bassett is the first foal out of Teeslemee, herself an own-sister to Chesham Stakes winner Suits You.