Lynward Park Stud shuttler Alfred Nobel gained the third individual winner from his first crop when Arthur MartinLeake was successful at Yarmouth on Thursday.
Arthur MartinLeake (2c Alfred Nobel – Golden Shine by Royal Applause) started an odds-on favourite and sprinted clear for an easy three length victory in the British Stallion Studs Maiden Stakes (1200m).
The Irish bred colt was placed at Ripon and Windsor at his two previous starts in June. “I’m delighted with the horse – he deserved to win,” said winning trainer Karl Burke. “He now goes for the big sales race and he should get in.”
The 250,000 pounds Doncaster Bloodstock Premier Yearling Stakes (1200m) is scheduled for August 21 at York.
Arthur MartinLeake was named after an English World War I Victoria Cross winner and cost 15,500 pounds at the 2013 Doncaster yearling sale. He is the first foal of a half-sister to Falcon Hill (Polar Falcon) who was a dual Listed winner at Doncaster.
Explosive Lady, who is also trained by Burke, had opened Alfred Nobel’s account at Nottingham last month and she was then Group 3 placed in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.
Alfred Nobel (Danehill Dancer) was Ireland’s Champion 2YO in 2009. He will remain at Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters this year but will return to WA for the 2015 breeding season.