Autumn Sale entry Imaginative off the mark at Pontefract

Mon 22 Oct 2018

TATTERSALLS Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale entry Imaginative provided a significant update to his catalogue credentials when breaking his maiden in tenacious fashion over 1m4f at Pontefract on Monday afternoon.

Owned by Alan Spence, the son of Camelot produced a career-best performance when finishing runner-up at Nottingham twelve days ago and he built on that form upped a further two furlongs in trip here, getting the better of promising Godolphin representative Gifts Of Gold following a sustained duel from the bottom of the hill.

The margin of victory was a length at the line, with Imaginative showing a willing attitude under the in-form Andrea Atzeni, who was completing a middle-leg of a treble on the afternoon when giving the three-year-old a pitch-perfect ride having been forced to hold his position on the turn for home.

A 100,000 guineas yearling purchase at Book Two of the October Yearling Sale in 2016, Imaginative is from a high-quality US family that includes Grade 1 middle-distance winners Menifee and Desert Wine, and he looks capable of further improvement as his stamina continues to be eked out further down the line.

Roger said: “Imaginative boasts a progressive profile and he handled these conditions well. I think he is just the sort who will continue to thrive now he has got his head in front and we certainly haven’t seen the best of him yet.” 

Back to listing

Latest Tweets

  • Remember to tune in to @BBCLookEast this afternoon at 18:30 to see a feature on our July Cup hope CAPE BYRON filmed…
    Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:07:04 GMT | reply
  • We have some really exciting runners today with 5 fillies lining up in Group races, including the G1 Falmouth Stake…
    Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:54:45 GMT | reply

This website uses cookies to offer the best possible experience. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our usage of cookies. Find out more.      Close