Lancaster House maintained his unbeaten record intact with an authoritative screen from Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes & the Edmund.
Aidan O’Brien’s colt has been a eight-length winner in his debut at the Galway Festival in early August – and also having followed in a conditions event under a fortnight ago, he had been the 7-4 favourite as he awakened to Listed class in County Kerry on Monday.
Drawn widest of all in stall 17, Lancaster House was shortly in the ideal position in behind the pace-setting pair of Warnaq along with Wagrave and managed to tack across.
Once given his head by the trainer’s son Donnacha O’Brien put distance between himself and his opponents – three dimensional lengths clear from Wargrave and passing that the post two greatest of the remainder in third.
“That’s the best feel he’s given me so much,” said the winning rider.
“By (stall) 17, to have the speed for up to a position similar to that ancient, he’s done really well. He travelled around straightforward.
“He impressed me today – I believe he’s quite a decent horse.
“I thought a mile and a quarter has been going to be his excursion, but he travelled so simple and revealed a lot of speed today – a mile or a mile and a quarter would be his trips.”
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