October 5, 2019 - Newmarket, Race 5, Alw, GBP £8,000, 7.0F, .0000

Kinross (GB), C, 2, 2017 by Kingman (GB)

1st Dam: Ceilidh House (GB) (SW-Eng), by Selkirk
2nd Dam: Villa Carlotta (GB), by Rainbow Quest
3rd Dam: Subya (GB), by Night Shift

Owner: Julian Richmond-Watson
Breeder: Lawn Stud (GB)
Trainer: Ralph Beckett

The subject of support for Saturday's Weatherbys Design and Print Novice S. at Newmarket, Julian Richmond-Watson's newcomer Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}) showed why with an emphatic eight-length success for the Ralph Beckett stable. Recovering from a slightly tardy start to race in mid-division early, the 3-1 second favourite moved to the front passing two out and left Godolphin's promising Doncaster winner Raaeb (Ire) (Raven's Pass) standing from there. Finest Sound (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who had finished in the vicinity of the TDN Rising Star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and smart Via de Vega (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) on his first two starts at Sandown, was a further 3 1/4 lengths behind in third giving the form a sound look. Ballydoyle's newcomer Vatican City (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the full-brother to Gleaneagles (Ire), Marvellous (Ire), Happily (Ire) et al, was fifth after meeting some trouble in running.

Winning jockey Harry Bentley said, "It was very straightforward and I managed to get a nice tow into it. I wanted him to learn as much as possible and I gave him a slap down the shoulder before the three pole to see what I had and there was tonnes underneath me. He came out of the dip incredibly well and has given me all the right signals. I just wanted to manage expectations today and not get too excited, but you can't help but be excited to be honest. He went through the motions incredibly easily and I found myself getting to the front easily. The ground is good or good-to-soft, but it is drying and quicker ground will be no problem for him."

Kinross is currently the last known foal out of the Listed Gillies Fillies' S. winner Ceilidh House (GB) (Selkirk), who stayed 11 furlongs for these connections. Her dam Villa Carlotta (GB) (Rainbow Quest) won the Listed Blue Wind S. and Listed Premio Giovanni Falck and also is the second dam of the G3 Solario S. winner and G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up First Selection (Spa) (Diktat {GB}). The third dam is the Listed Lupe S. winner and G3 Rockfel S. runner-up Subya (GB) (Night Shift), who was also responsible for the GII Virginia Derby winner and GI Hollywood Derby runner-up Battle of Hastings (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}).

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