Three time classic winner Camelot sired his first UK runner this afternoon, as Fighting Irish finished fourth in a competitive maiden at Leicester.
The two-year-old out ran odds of 66-1 to finish ahead of expensively bought, and already experienced rivals for trainer Harry Dunlop.
Without massively exciting form on the dam’s side of the family, Camelot’s initial start was pretty encouraging and he could make into a leading sire.
Aiden O’Brien’s Derby winner has already covered some high profile mares, most notably Champion Hurdle winner and Cheltenham legend Annie Power.
Island Court could make his debut this weekend, the son of First Breeze may run in a maiden at Goodwood on Saturday.
Camelot’s two-year-olds to watch
Caradoc – A nice prospect out of Applause, who won two races over a mile and finished fourth in the Cambridgeshire. This two-year-old is entered for the Derby, his half-brother Aracada was third in the Group Two Royal Lodge on the flat, and Evening Hush won a listed hurdle prize last season and finished second in a Grade One.
Unnamed (Out of Iowa Falls) – Bred by Juddmonte but bought for a big price, another set to be trained by Aidan O’Brien. Iowa Falls failed to strike in three efforts in maiden company, but was a half-sister to French Derby winner New Bay.
Unnamed (Out of Mora Bai) – A Derby entry for the familiar connections of Ballydoyle and Derrick Smith. He’s a half-brother to group three winner David Livingston, and reports are positive.
Unnamed (Out of Miss Emma May) – Reported to be a leading prodigy of Camelot, this one was scooped up for a big price and will be trained by Aiden O’Brien. Miss Emma May’s form wasn’t great, whilst the two siblings were far from special. The reports about this one are very exciting.
Unnamed (Out of Cherry Hinton) – A half sister to Irish Oaks winner Bracelet, and Rockfel winner Wading she looks to be one of the nicest bred Camelot fillies.