BASHOSH more than impressed this afternoon as he stamped his authority in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

It was a winning debut that left a lasting impression as Bashosh put in a striking performance at Leicester this afternoon. Partnered with Jack Mitchell, Bashosh broke well from stall seven and settled towards the rear of the widely spread field in the early strides, closely tracked by the Neil Mulholland trained Emanate. Mitchell made a tactical move to switch position to track the second against the far rail, from there the Dubawi colt really began to get the idea of things.

At the 2F marker Mitchell asked for more and Bashosh showed a smart turn of foot, quickening away to take the lead. Thaler, under Richard Kingscote, stayed on and attempted to shake things up and put Bashosh under pressure. Coming into the closing stages Bashosh and Thaler proceeded to open up, accelerating away 10 lengths clear from the field with seemingly plenty in hand. A thrilling battle unfolded between the two front runners from neighbouring yards, but Bashosh prevailed staying on powerfully and floated down the home straight to win impressively going away. Thaler, from the Sir Michael Stoute yard, took second 4 lengths behind. The first two placed far out classed the rest of the field, as the next contender across the line was Emanate in 3rd, a notable 20 lengths behind Bashosh.

Congratulations to HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and connections. Bashosh is the full brother to G1 Pretty Polly winner Nezwaah and his winning bloodlines showed plenty of promise today, in particular to have beaten a horse with the fitness and experience of Thaler. The Dubawi colt has made a striking impression on debut and is certainly an exciting prospect for this season.