The wait was worth it after a 334-day break from a promising debut and a gelding op in 2020, DUSKY LORD did not disappoint today with an impressive return to the track. The 3YO got on top where it mattered to land the spoils in the Star Sports Bet Pipped?! Offer Maiden Stakes.

A progressive performance on DUSKY LORD’s seasonal debut for his 3YO campaign. Despite showing a touch of greenness at times, being slightly slow away into stride under Andrea Atzeni, he picked up impressively from the rear and proved more than capable finishing firmly on top three lengths clear of his nearest rival Tawaazon, trained by Owen Burrows.

Congratulations to winning connections and to Andrea Atzeni for a smart ride. By the impressive sire Twilight Son, the 3YO certainly is well-bred to travel well over this distance. No doubt he will have improved from the run and we look forward to seeing what more Dusky Lord can go on to do this season now that he has more experience under his belt.