Big things were expected of Escobar when he trotted up at first time of asking at Newbury in July. Again back at Newbury on Saturday he was just as impressive when easily winning the Denford Stud Listed Race. He is entered in a number of GR1 races and the Champagne Stakes at Doncaaster would appear to be his next target. He is the first black type winner for his sire – Famous Name – who stands at the Irish National Stud.