In training

Sporting Times

Chestnut Gelding
DOB: 14 Mar 2014
Sir Percy x Queen Of Iceni (Erhaab)
Owner: Mrs I H Stewart-Brown & M J Meacock

This gelding is a son of the Derby winner Sir Percy, who has gone on to become a Gr.1 producing sire. The dam Queen Of Iceni was a versatile performer who won a Goodwood maiden at three. She has produced the three-time winner Knightly Escapade, and is a half-sister to Gr.1 Prix du Cadran winner Give Notice (trained by Mr Dunlop senior) and Times Up, who won the Gr.2 Doncaster Cup for the boss and also for his father. 

The chestnut made his debut in a 7f Maiden at Leicester at two and produced a huge run to finish second at odds of 66/1.

Sporting Times then broke his maiden at Lingfield last year and went on to compete very well from marks in the low 80s for the rest of the season. He ran adequately on his comeback at Newmarket this year and then finished a fast finishing second at Kempton over a mile and three furlongs. He just failed by a head to get up on that occasion, though it was a run that promised much for the future.

On his next start at Newmarket he was a creditable third, though his jockey James Doyle reported that he simply would not let himself down on the fast ground. We will wait for some juice in the ground before kicking on with this lovely sort. 

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  • 9th February 2017