Candy in the Twilight zone
Last Updated: 13/08/14 5:48pm
A wrap-up of the rest of the action at Salisbury, where Henry Candy struck with another two-year-old of potential.
Henry Candy has sent out a plethora of promising juveniles, whose contributions may yet take him to his best seasonal total for many years, and Music Master's half-brother Twilight Son (5/1) looked another when winning on his debut in the British Stallion Studs EBF Molson Coors Maiden Stakes.
It was typical of Candy to start off the Kyllachy colt off in the same event in which his relative finished fourth two years earlier.
Twilight Son still looked a bit green but had a charmed run up the fence to score by half a length from favourite Desert Force.
"I was frightened to even put Fergus (Sweeney) on his back but we found a nice quiet spot under the trees," said Candy.
"Everything came as a surprise to him. I won't be too hard on him this year, maybe find a novice and look forward to next year."
On comparisons with Music Master, who is likely to run in next week's Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, Candy said: "He looks more and more like him every day."
Recent Goodwood winner Grigolo doubled up in the SH Jones Wines Nursery. With odds-on favourite Darshini largely struggling under Ryan Moore, Silvestre de Sousa's mount (9/2) made the running and held off the late challenge of When Will It End by a length and a half.
Calvin McCormack, representing trainer Mark Johnston, said: "He's a very big horse and looks more like a three-year-old than a two-year-old. He's still green but tries hard."
Marcus Tregoning's Between Wickets (8-1) came with a late run to collect the Goldring Security Services Pembroke Cup.
The 8/1 chance had been placed four times before getting off the mark in a Chester maiden and needed to be angled late by Martin Dwyer before quickening down the outside and beating Potentate by a length and a quarter.
"That was good," said the trainer. "The hood has helped him. He missed the break as I think he was looking at the filly in the stall next to him, but he's progressive at the moment."
De Sousa, on fourth-placed Bowie Boy, was given a two-day careless riding ban (August 27-28).
What had hitherto been a frustrating afternoon for Ryan Moore, with Sir Michael Stoute-trained favourites Tercel and Darshini both well-beaten, finally lifted a little when the title leader steered home Luca Cumani's home-bred Petticoat Lane (13/8 favourite) in the Champagne Joseph Perrier Handicap.
The CGA Racing Excellence Handicap went to rising star Jenny Powell and Cinquenta Pasos.