Lancaster House kept his unbeaten record intact with a authoritative screen from the Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes.
Aidan O’Brien’s colt was a eight-length winner on his debut in the Galway Festival in early August – and having followed in a situation event under a fortnight ago, he had been the 7-4 favourite as he awakened to Listed course in County Kerry on Monday.
Drawn broadest of in stall 17, Lancaster House was soon in the ideal position in supporting the pair of Wagrave and Warnaq and managed to tack over.
Given his head by the trainer’s son Galileo’s son, Donnacha O’Brien immediately put distance between himself and his competitors – passing the post two and three dimensional lengths clear of Wargravetop of the rest in third.
“That’s the ideal feel he has given me so much,” stated the winning rider.
“By (stall) 17, to have the pace for up to a position like that early, he has done very well. He travelled around easy.
“He impressed me now – I think he’s quite a good horse.
“I thought a mile and a quarter was likely to be his excursion, but he travelled so simple and revealed a great deal of speed today – a mile or a mile and a quarter are his trips”
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