RAVENS PASS SUDDENLY LOOKING PROMISING
Raven’s Pass’ relatively small first two crops may not have made a huge impact but the Darley stallion’s third crop is beginning to look very promising indeed. The John Gosden trained colt Richard Pankhurst was an easy winner of the seven furlong Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and is currently among the highest rated two year olds in Europe. And then the son of Elusive Quality had two other high quality juvenile winners in July. The filly Alonosa, owned and bred by the Burns famiy of Lodge Park Stud, is unbeaten in two starts and won the Listed Star Stakes at Sandown over seven furlongs on July 24, and the following day another daughter of Raven’s Pass, Malabar broke her maiden at Ascot having finished fourth in a Group race at Royal Ascot on her previous start.
The Haras de Saint Pair has a Raven’s Pass filly foal out of Via Milano, and so a half sister to the very promising Via Manzoni an easy winner on debut at Chantilly in July, and to the three year old Corso Como who was a close up fifth in a Listed race at Lion d’Angers in July appearing unsuited to a race which was run very slowly.