Lancaster House maintained his unbeaten record intact with an display from the Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes.
Aidan O’Brien’s colt was a eight-length winner in his debut at the Galway Festival in early August – and having followed in a conditions event under a fortnight ago, he was the 7-4 favourite since he awakened to Listed course in County Kerry on Monday.
Drawn widest of in stall 17, Lancaster House was shortly in the position in behind the pace-setting set of Warnaq along with Wagrave and was able to tack across.
After given his head by the trainer’s son the son of Galileo, Donnacha O’Brien swiftly put distance between himself and his opponents – passing that the post two and three-quarter lengths clear of Wargravetop of the remainder in third.
“That is the best feel he has given me so much,” stated the rider.
“By (stall) 17, to have the speed to get as much as a position similar to that ancient, he’s done really well. He travelled around quite simple.
“He impressed me today – I believe he is quite a good horse.
“I believed a mile and a quarter was likely to be his trip, but he travelled so easy and showed a great deal of speed now – therefore a mile or a mile and a quarter will be his trips”
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