Yet another 2yo Stakes winner for Havana
Havana Gold sired his 27th Stakes performer when Chateau overcame significant trouble in running to win the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury on Friday.
After breaking his maiden in the Beverley Two-Year-Old Conditions Stakes and then catching the eye when fourth in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, Chateau lined up as a 9/4 chance against five rivals in the Rose Bowl.
Ridden by William Buick – as he had been for the other two races mentioned – Chateau tracked the pace set by Pembrokeshire until looking for a way out 2f out. After one gap closed, and then another, Buick eventually found a split between Rogue Lightning and Legend of Xanadu and Chateau answered his call in emphatic style.
Chateau won by a cosy length on what was his first start over 6f and Group races now beckon for the Andrew Balding-trained chesnut colt.
Cheateau was bought by Highclere Agency for his owner Isa Salman Al Khalifa at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, a bid of 90,000gns securing him. He had been consigned by Johnny Hassett’s The Bloodstock Connection.
Chateau was bred by Select Bloodstock Ltd out of Dansili mare Petit Trianon. He was sold as a yearling in Arqana from Grandcamp to Margaret O’Toole for €47,000.
Congratulations to everyone involved in Chateau – a 2yo Listed winner with much more to come.