Solid Stone (Shamardal X Landmark) was placed on both his runs at Newbury and Doncaster and went to Newcastle for the Ladbroke Novice Stakes (Class 4) as the 2/7 favourite. Though strongly pressed by the runner up he did not disappoint his followers winning with some to spare.  He tracked the leader, who kicked on 2f out but his jockey did not panic and held up his challenge until the final 100 yds.  He stayed on strongly towards the finish, suggested stepping up in distance as a 3YO will suit well.

Solid Stone is out of the mare Landmark, who has already produced 3 black type performers. She has a colt foal by Kodiac and is in foal to Frankel.  Her Oasis Dream yearling was sold in Book One for Stg. £320,000.