Updated: Mar 1, 2022
Tally-Ho breezer Fly To Glory continued a fine run for Cotai Glory on Thursday when making a successful debut at Newcastle for Archie Watson.
In the process, Hambleton Racing's 3yo became the second winner in as many days for Cotai Glory following the success of Golden Warrior in a competitive sprint handicap at Kempton Park the preceding evening. Now a three-time winner, Golden Warrior was the subject of a complimentary write-up by the Racing Post, which wrote: "Golden Warrior found the best turn of foot when the race developed into a dash to the line between him and the favourite [Shanko], and it would seem that both are ahead of their marks [Golden Warrior won off 85]. He's open to further improvement."
Golden Warrior was bred by Austin Curran out of Jayla, by New Approach. He was purchased by us as a foal and resold through our draft as a yearling before being breezed by Robson Aguiar.
Fly To Glory was also impressive, showing enough speed to make all in the 6f event before defying inexperience to win in cosy fashion. He was bred by Sean Mullen out of the winning Kimbay, by Windsor Knot, and sold out of our draft to Blandford Bloodstock at last year's Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale.
Cotai Glory - Europe's leading first-crop sire of 2021 - is now responsible for 41 winners, among them eight black-type performers led by the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin winner Atomic Force. He stands for €8,500.