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First winner for Cotai Glory!

Cotai Glory got off the mark in great style on Tuesday when the well-regarded Forca Brasil ran out the impressive winner of the 5f novice at Newmarket’s Craven meeting.

Trained by George Boughey on behalf of Amo Racing, Forca Brasil was always travelling kindly in the hands of Rossa Ryan and swiftly put the matter to bed when asked for a cosy success over Love De Vega.

The Kodiac colt Antiphon also ran a good race on debut in third for Andrew Balding.

Bred by Joe and June Staunton, Forca Brasil is a half-brother to the classy Muker, who was also Mehmas’ first winner last year. They are out of the Namid mare Snaefell, a half-sister to Group 3-winning sprinter Snaefell.

“He’s a lovely horse who has always shown pace,” Boughey told Racing TV. ”Rossa said he missed the kick but within a furlong he was travelling kindly.

”He’s a true professional and is going to be a fun horse for his owner. He’s been very well prepared in Ireland and he’s a lovely horse, he shows speed and loves good ground.

“The Norfolk and Coventry, they’re races to be talking about. The National Stakes could be one to look at as well - it’s a very fast 5f but I don‘t think there would be many faster than him at the moment.”

Forca Brasil was purchased by Robson Aguiar for 60,000gns as a yearling.

Cotai Glory stands for €5,000.

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