Elarqam Wins Somerville Stakes At Newmarket

By Frankel out of Attraction Elarqam was certainly bred to be good. Now the thoroughbred breeding game really isn’t that simple though there is of course the old saying ‘Breed the best to the best and hope for the best!’ In this case the outstanding racehorse of our time and potential Supersire breeding with a Wondermare looks like paying off; it will need to as the colt cost a pretty penny at 1.6 million guineas as a yearling.

The way in which the colt won on debut at York caught the eye but to win a Group Three in the shape of the Somerville Stakes in the style he did was really impressive. The well known undulations of the Rowley Mile were of no concern and as they entered the last of the seven furlongs he simply went away from the opposition and was in fact eased to a 2¼ length win. The horse in second Tip Two Win is no slouch and has a Listed win to his name and the third Tangled won the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes at York. This was a decent field and they simply couldn’t get near the Hamdan Al Maktoum owned colt.

His breeding screams Miler and he is now around 20-1 for a return visit to the track come May 2018 for the 2,000 Guineas. He is entered in the G.1 Dewhurst (7f) and racing G.1 Post Trophy (8f) so we may see him again before the end of the season. If he keeps progressing he will certainly give Mark Johnston something to dream about over the winter months.