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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club was an impressive winner of the five-furlong handicap at Cork on Wednesday, leaving the impression that he had more in hand than the bare winning margin. Just a little awkward at the start, he went well through his race for Colin Keane on the stands side, just behind the leaders. Travelling best of all at the two-furlong marker, he got a nice gap on the run to the furlong pole, through which he was able to ease his way. He got to the front fairly readily and, when his rider gave him a squeeze, he picked up nicely through the final 150 yards to quickly come more than a length clear of his rivals.

Winner of a five-furlong novice stakes at Lingfield in June for Richard Hannon on his racecourse debut, this was the Cable Bay colt’s first run for Denis Hogan. Picked up by Hilltop Racing for 7,500 guineas at the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale in August, he is a half-brother to Zahraa, a winner over seven furlongs, and he is from the family of multiple Group 1 winner Attraction, a dual Guineas winner, a multiple Group 1 winner over a mile, and a Queen Mary winner over five furlongs.

The handicapper raised him by 10lb for Wednesday’s win, but he was racing off a mark of 71, and it was just his fourth run, so he has the potential to go beyond his new mark of 81. He was a little weak in the market too, he was the longest-priced of three Denis Hogan-trained horses in the race in the end, so there could be improvement to come. He will be of interest in a better five-furlong handicap now.

Cork, 16th September 2020