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New Approach Colt Impresses At Windsor

WSR, Novice, 5800Follow At The Races On Twitter Novice S. (10f)Winner: Telecaster (GB), c, 3 by New Approach (Ire)

New Approach | Darley

By Tom Frary

5th-Royal Windsor, £5,800, Novice, 4-15, 3yo, 10fT, 2:06.87, gd.
TELECASTER (GB) (c, 3, New Approach {Ire}–Shirocco Star {GB} {G1SP-Eng, MG1SP-Ire & GSP-Fr, $485,970}, by Shirocco {Ger}), a son of the stable’s G1 Epsom and Irish Oaks runner-up, had caught the eye when runner-up to the useful Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}) in a Doncaster maiden on debut Mar. 30 and tanked his way to the front after the first quarter mile. Always in total command, the 10-11 favourite powered clear under Oisin Murphy to record an emphatic nine-length success from Deal a Dollar (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Trainer Hughie Morrison was letting all know his regard for the G2 Dante S. entry afterwards. “He’s obviously a very nice horse–he proved that at Doncaster against a very good one of Andrew [Balding]’s,” he said. “He’s not his mother’s son for nothing, he’s jig-joggy. We had to canter his mother every day of the year, otherwise she’d do somersaults on the way home. We’ve got a week or two to think about what next. He’s in the Dante, we know he’s good, we worked that out at home and he did what we expected today. The Dante is a very good option, but I’m told there are an awful lot of good horses in Ireland and an awful lot of good horses in Newmarket–and not to mention some good ones at Kingsclere, so we’ll see how we go.” Telecaster is the second foal out Shirocco Star, who aside from her Oaks placings was also third in the G1 Pretty Polly S. and runner-up in the G2 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. and G2 Prix de Royallieu. From the family of Ballydoyle’s G3 Tetrarch S. winner and G1 Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up France (GB) (Desert Prince {Ire}), she is also connected to the listed scorer Hippy Hippy Shake (GB) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) whose daughter Twist ‘n’ Shake (GB) (Kingman {GB}) runs in a maiden at Newmarket’s Craven meeting on Tuesday. Shirocco Star’s 2-year-old colt by Dubawi (Ire) was bought for 1.1million gns by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock at last year’s Tattersalls October Sale and that sizeable investment looks even better now. Sales history: 180,000gns RNA Ylg ’17 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $6,361. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Castle Down Racing; B-Meon Valley Stud (GB); T-Hughie Morrison.

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