Well Established! BDS-bred lands hot Newmarket handicap

Establish, bred at Blue Diamond Stud by Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, looked a colt of real potential on Saturday when landing the bet365 Mile Handicap on the July Cup undercard at Newmarket on Saturday.

Establish swoops under David Egan to win the bet365 Mile Handicap. Photo: Racing Post

Fresh from a deserved success at Bath, the Roger Varian-trained colt showed a determined attitude to deny the well-regarded Eastern World to win the competitive handicap by half-a-length with the Britannia Stakes runner-up Finest Sound well beaten in third.

“Establish has always threatened to be a nice horse,” said Varian. “He relaxed nicely in behind horses today and he quickened well at the end too. I’d like to think he could have a good handicap in him and we might look at something like the Cambridgeshire longer term.

He’s by Australia but there’s a lot of speed on the dam’s side of his pedigree, so I wouldn’t be rushing to step him up in trip yet .”

By Australia, Establish is the first winner out of Azenzar, a Blue Diamond Stud homebred who carried the colours of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar to victory in a Leicester maiden during the spring of 2013.

By Danehill Dancer, Azenzar is out of Dashing, herself a half-sister to champion and multiple Group 1 winner Alexander Goldrun as well as the Classic-placed Medecis.

Azenzar also has a two-year-old colt by Gleneagles named Bautzen and a yearling colt by No Nay Never. She visited US Navy Flag this season.

Establish is out of fellow BDS-bred Azenzar. Photo: Equuis Images

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