Budding stayer Free Bounty can build on his maiden victory at Chelmsford on Thursday for Dick Turpin and Four Winds Racing.
Free Bounty (3c Dick Turpin – Native Ring by Bering) stayed on under pressure to win the Tote Quadpot Hcp (3200m) by a half-length from odds-on favourite Mystique Heights (High Chaparral).
Bred by Four Winds manager John Mear at Wood Farm Stud in Bedfordshire, he had put the writing on the wall with a recent placing at Newmarket.
Trainer Philip McBride has prepared several of his older half-brothers including the Myboycharlie winners Old Town Boy and My Sebastian. Their dam Native Ring (Fr) won for leading breeders Alain & Gerard Wertheimer and she is a half-sister to their stakes performers Plissetskaia (Caerleon) and Karapucha (Kaldoun).
Dick Turpin (Ire) shuttles from the English National Stud to Mungrup Stud for an $8,800 (inc gst) fee. As a grandson of the brilliant sire of sires Nureyev, he is perfectly suited to a wide range of mares including those from the Sadler’s Wells, Mr Prospector and Danzig lines.