Zoffany Colt Races Clear To Maiden Success

Master Zoffany (2c Zoffany - Dufoof, by Shamardal) appeared a class above his rivals when running out a smart winner at Ripon on Saturday.

Third on debut last month, the Richard Fahey-trained colt stepped up to a mile on his latest start and chased the leaders under Tony Hamilton. Improving from four furlongs out, he made good headway approaching the two furlong marker and soon led, running on strongly to win by three lengths and three quarters.

Bred by Roundhill Stud, he becomes the first winner out of Dufoof and continues the strong recent form of Castle Hyde Stud sire Zoffany.