A son of first-season sire Sea The Moon, whose maiden crop includes Group 3 scorer Quest The Moon, Three comets shaped with promise when a fast-finishing third on debut at Yarmouth last month and he built on that form upped to 1m on Friday, staying on powerfully once meeting the rising ground to get the better of Bullion Boss by two and a half lengths.
A 525,000 guineas purchase from Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Three Comets is out of the Groom Dancer mare Tickle Me Pink and he hails from an active family as a half-brother to three-year-old Theo, who was Group 3-placed at Baden-Baden over the summer.
A colt who looks set to thrive over middle-distances next summer, Three Comets is likely to have his sights raised next time out and he ought to keep progressing with racing as his stamina is drawn out.
On Saturday, Loveisili received a good tactical ride from Jack Mitchell to come home a length to the good from Wajaaha in the extended 1m1f maiden at Wolverhampton.
The son of Dansili had run two creditable races over 1m4f since a gelding operation during midsummer, but he appreciated the drop back in trip and the application of first-time cheekpieces when opening his account at the sixth time of asking.
Roger said: “Three Comets is a lovely colt who still showed signs of his inexperience at Hamilton, but he got the job done in good style and looks very much a prospect for next year. Loveisili has been somewhat of a frustrating customer, but Jack had him well-positioned in a tactical affair and hopefully he can kick on now he has got his head in front.”