Escobar (Famous Name X Saying Grace) cost €280,000 as a yearling and did his reputation proud when winning the Highclere Thoroughbred Maiden Stakes at Newbury. Though making a sluggish start he quickly made up ground and travelled strongly to win by two lengths going away.  Even more impressive was the comment from his trainer that he was “a long way from being wound up”.  His trainer suggests that he will next go for a black type race – either the Acomb or Solario.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Amanda Skiffington who purchased Escobar, to Hugo Palmer his trainer and to his owners Westward Bloodstock.