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Impressive new debut winner for Cotai Glory

Cotai Glory heads into the weekend as Europe's joint leading first-crop sire by number of winners after an impressive win by his son Kingboard Star in the 5f novice at Bath.

The colt, bred by Aughamore Stud, was purchased for 130,000gns by SackvilleDonald on behalf of Kwok Wing Cheung out of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale and showed a professional attitude on debut for Ed Walker, always travelling well before sealing matters with an impressive turn of foot.

"He's very smart," jockey Edward Greatrex told Sky Sports Racing. "His work has been very good and he's a very straightforward horse.

"He's still very green. He jumped and travelled just through class and the race was there to be won when I wanted to win it. He was always there for me, and he hit the line strongly and galloped out well. There's more to come, he's going to improve massively."

He becomes the 9th winner for Cotai Glory, whose first crop also includes the highly regarded dual winner Dig Two and Newmarket scorer Forca Brasil.

Kingboard Star is a half-brother to a winner and out of 5f 2yo scorer Jollification, by Acclamation.

Cotai Glory stands for €5,000.

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