Charm Spirit colt Aerclub looks Stakes class
Charm Spirit colt Aerclub looked Stakes quality as he maintained his unbeaten record in a mile winners' race at Dundalk on Friday, where they raced behind closed doors.
Aerclub had made a winning debut over the same course and distance in November and he picked up where he'd left off.
In the hands of Wayne Lordan, Aerclub conceded weight all round, giving 5 lb to each of Point Reyes (rated 78 and beaten two and three quarter lengths) and Flower Garland (rated 79 and beaten six lengths).
The Racing Post had already said after Aerclub's debut - in which he beat subsequent dual winner Dune of Pilat - that there would be "no surprise if this colt is stakes class" and Henry de Bromhead's charge never looked like letting his backers down here.
After being bought as a yearling from Haras d'Etreham by Argdlas Stables, Aerclub changed hands again at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale when bought for 45,000gns by Ted Durcan Bloodstock.
Aerclub was bred Gestut Zur Kuste Ag out of the unraced Elusive Quality mare Ibizane. He is a half-brother to three other winners, including useful winner up to 11 furlongs Cabanac.
Aerclub looks a really exciting prospect for both his owner Stephen E McCarthy and sire Charm Spirit.