Max Vega thrust himself after taking a step up in class in his stride in the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes at Newmarket.
For quitting on his first launch over 10 furlongs in the Group Three affair having gone one better compared to his debut Salisbury with a remarkable success at Pontefract time out, the boy of Lope De Vega wasnt.
Despite being keen early on the 7-1 shot pulled clear to score by three lengths and complete an early double on the card for coach Ralph Beckett and jockey Harry Bentley and earn a 33-1 quote to the next years Epsom Classic with Paddy Power in the process.
Beckett stated:He was not a huge yearling and that he has not become a very big two-year-old. He should develop over. He has been a simple little horse.
He did a nice piece of work August-time and he ran well on his debut then we proceeded for what seemed that a penalty kick.
I did not plan to come here today but he was so well, I was sure that he would remain and he was always likely to handle the ground.
He was excited and at halfway I thought he was going to win by a moment or drop in a pit and luckily he did the former
Tomfre can boast successes at Newmarket tracks after defying top weight to come back to winning ways in the Dubai Nursery.
After failing to beat out a rival in a Recorded contest at Doncaster last time, the boy of Cable Bay left the most of a drop down in course.
Racing behind the pace in the other hand group throughoutthe 7-1 shot, who has two wins in the July Course to his name already, moved into the head of events inside the final furlong before scoring by half a course on the Rowley Mile.
Beckett stated:He watched a lot of daylight in Doncaster and that he was somewhat edgy ahead, but he was considerably greater now.
Most of the mares progeny handled the ground so that we were pretty hopeful and so it proved.
Hes a great little horse and to get you to win races takes a little doing. I suspect well put him away now.