Subastar Shows Promises at Newmarket as Gale Force Maya return to winning ways

Subastar is now being expected to have a big leap after making a successful debut to his career in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Newmarket.

The Irish colt was made a 14-1 favourite for a race that has spelt victories for a whole host of high-class performers over the years, which include Telescope in 2012, Eminent in 2016 and Ghaiyyath in 2017.

With Andrea Atzeni as the jockey, the Roger Varian’s colt picked up the game well to run past the twice-placed favourite 11-8 favourite Dawn of Liberation by a length and a half. Symbol Of Light, Godolphin’s newcomer, also showed lots of promises as it came out third for the race.

Speaking about Subastar, Varian who rode last year’s Royal Champion winner, said to the media on ITV’s Super 7: “He’s a nice colt who is very laid back and relaxed, I thought he might just need the run.

“He’ll be a nice horse next year. He stays well and should be a middle-distance horse as a three-year-old.

“He’s a beautifully-bred horse by Sea The Stars, who can do no wrong at the minute.

“He’ll tell us whether he wants to run again this season. Hopefully, he’s a nice one to look forward to.”

In other news, Gale Force Maya made it third time lucky in the British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap. The five-year-old, who was trained by Michael Dods, was made the favourite for each of the last two races of the six-furlong contest – ending up with the second position in 2019 and as third last year.

Having just ridden a double at Goodwood on Wednesday, Adam Farragher was seen to be effective for the horse as he rode the northern raider to a tight success over Gellhorn.

Speaking to the media, Farragher said: “Mr (William) Haggas has been very good to me and him putting me up has seen me get some lovely outside rides like this one today.

“It’s my first winner on the Rowley Mile – it was only my third ride here.

“She was keen early and I didn’t want to disappoint her. I knew from speaking to a couple of senior jockeys that if you can get your momentum running down the hill, it will slingshot you up the hill at the end. It worked out today.

“To ride a winner here on hallowed ground is very nice.”

Desert Angel, Rank outsider, came up with a Doncaster victory in the Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Nursery and it was a thrilling win for the horse.

Richard Hannon’s charge was seen to have improved significantly when compared to his previous form when he debuted on Town Moor almost two weeks ago.

Ryan Moore took up the saddle for the colt, who was at odds of 16-1, claimed a one-and-a-quarter-length victory on the Rowley Mile.

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