Cotai Glory Off the Mark At Newmarket

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Forca Brasil | Racingfotos.com

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There was a first winner for Tally Ho Stud's first-season sire Cotai Glory (GB) (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the opening juvenile maiden of the season at Newmarket on Tuesday as Amo Racing Limited's newcomer Forca Brasil (Ire) scored for the George Boughey stable. Sent off at 4-1, the chestnut tracked the early pace before slipping between rivals to gain the lead with a furlong remaining and asserting for a 3/4-of-a-length verdict over Love de Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}). “He's a lovely horse who has always shown a lot of raw pace and is a true professional,” his trainer said. “He likes fast ground and he's top of our colts at the moment–we've got none faster than him.” The winner, a half-brother to last year's G3 Mercury S. and Listed Windsor Castle S. third Muker (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), is out of a half to the classy pair of Danehill Dancer (Ire) sprinters Snaefell (Ire) and Daganya (Ire), with the latter in turn responsible for Degraves (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) who captured the G3 Eyrefield S.

2nd-Newmarket, £8,000, Novice, 4-13, 2yo, 5fT, :59.70, gd.
FORCA BRASIL (IRE) (c, 2, Cotai Glory {GB}–Naias {Ire}, by Namid {GB}) Sales history: €6,500 Wlg '19 GOFNOV; 60,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,938. O-Amo Racing Limited; B-Mr Joe & June Staunton (IRE); T-George Boughey.

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