Decorated Knight colt makes it two in a row at Newmarket

Decorated Knight colt Wind Your Neck In made it two in a row on Wednesday when the game winner of the Class 2 nursery at Newmarket.

The colt has progressed rapidly for David Evans, running placed on both his first two starts before romping to victory under Ryan Moore at Salisbury.

Reunited with Moore at Newmarket and sent off the 5/6 favourite, Wind Your Neck In made smooth headway down the outer to take control and was always doing enough to keep the persistent Aegis Power at bay. The pair pulled 12 lengths clear of the third.

Owned by Paul and Clare Rooney, Wind Your Neck In was bred by Oghill House Stud out of Samite, a Distorted Humor daughter of high-class two-year-old Silk Blossom.

Decorated Knight has made an excellent start to his stud career.

His very first runner Silver Bullet Lady was the impressive winner of her debut, a hot conditions race at Salisbury.

Damaar was also impressive for John Gosden when the easy debut winner of a competitive novice at Sandown Park. Gosden also trains Knight Of Honour, who was a fast-finishing third on debut at Leicester earlier this month.

John Gosden has been impressed with what he has seen from Decorated Knight‘s progeny to date. “Damaar, like other Decorated Knights, has shown a great attitude in his training,” he said, “and displayed it well in his race today.”

Other winners by the stallion include Knight Rider for Kevin Philippart de Foy.

A Galileo relation to champion sire Giant’s Causeway gifted with an exceptional turn of foot, Decorated Knight won three Group 1 races, namely the Irish Champion Stakes, Jebel Hatta and Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Decorated Knight stands at the Irish National Stud.

Decorated Knight – photo by Bronwen Healy

Latest news

Back to top >>