Red Bunting (Rip Van Winkle X Red Avis) made his racing debut on August 21st and was heavily backed down to joint favourite. He did not leave his followers down winning the John Kemp Fillies’ Novice Stakes getting up close home to lead near the finish. He steadied after leaving the stalls but was held up at the rear of the field, picking up the other runners from the 2f mark. Being by Rip Van Winkle he needed every yard in this 1 mile race and we can expect more wins later this year or as a 3YO, when stepped up in distance.
Red Bunting was the third foal out of the Exceed and Excel mare, Red Avis. All three are winners. Her Dark Angel yearling filly sells at Doncaster on August 28th and she has a Camelot filly foal.