Bargain buy storms home in Listed bumper
The concluding listed bumper on Newbury’s stellar card on Saturday looked a very competitive heat on paper, however it was turned into a procession by the Roger Teal trained four-year-old Ocean Wind.
Held up towards the rear under Aidan Coleman in the early stages he made eye-catching headway three out before sprinting clear to win readily by eight lengths at the line in impressive style. His next assignment could well be in either the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival or the Aintree equivalent at the Grand National Meeting.
The son of Teofilo had previously won the ‘junior’ Open NH Flat Race at Huntingdon on his debut in November before finishing second on his latest start in the Listed bumper at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day.
He was purchased by Mark Goggin out of the Godolphin draft at the 2019 Ascot July Sale for £9,000.