Double on day for Qatar Racing
Qatar Racing celebrated winners at Nottingham and Salisbury on Thursday, including a son of Roaring Lion who looks just like his father.
3yo Shadow of War continued his progress when winning a novice over 1m2f at Nottingham by 1¼ lengths under Oisin Murphy for John and Thady Gosden. He did an excellent impression of his sire Roaring Lion as he stuck his head down for victory.
Shadow of War hit the line strongly and will relish going even further as a half-brother to Gr.1 Gold Cup winner Subjectivist and dual Gr.2 winner over 1m4f, Sir Ron Priestley. Their dam Reckoning was a narrow second in a 1m2f Listed race.
Shadow of War cost 450,000gns at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale. He was bred by Susan Hearn’s Mascalls Stud and is part-owned by Ms Rachel Hood.
Qatar Racing’s second winner on the day was 2yo Jubilee Walk in a 6f novice at Salisbury. Jubilee Walk had taken a couple of goes to get the hang of things but battled well to score in the hands of Cieren Fallon for James Ferguson.
Study of Man colt Jubilee Walk cost €185,000 as a yearling and is part-owned by China Horse Club. There promises to be more to come from both Shadow of War and Jubilee Walk.