First runner for War Command at Navan on Monday
Nine first-season sires represented across Britain and Ireland
War Command, the champion two-year-old colt in Europe in 2013, will see his first runners line up on Monday, when his gelded son Micro Latency races over five furlongs at Navan (4.25).
Micro Latency, the only gelding in the five-runner Plus 10 race at Navan, was bred by Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar out of the Speightstown mare Pearl Magic, and fetched 42,000gns both times when he was sold as a foal and a yearling.
Trained by Darren Bunyan, he looks to hold an outside chance and will be ridden by Leigh Roche.
Newton Abbot (first race 1.30)
ANZ Bloodstock News
In today's issue: a colt by rising Queensland sire sensation Spirit Of Boom, who was a supplementary entry into the Inglis Melbourne Vobis Gold Yearling Sale, set a new benchmark for the April auction after being purchased for A$120,000.
First-season sires with runners
Alhebayeb Five Amarones
Bungle Inthejungle Bungle Billy, Carey Street
Gale Force Ten Arriba De Toda
Garswood Bengali Spirit
Kuroshio Big Ace
Coach House Thegreyvtrain
Es Que Love Karalini
Gregorian Gypsy Spirit
War Command Micro Latency
Worldwide stakes races
Woodlands Stakes (Listed Race)
Plus 10 races
Navan 4.25, 5.00, 7.30
What to read
"If it won't be mission accomplished, it'll certainly be mission attempted"
What to watch
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame launched an innovative new project called Foal Patrol this year, a one-of-a-kind collection of live web cameras where people can view real-time streams of several in-foal mares during their pregnancy through to the actual foaling. The live camera feeds are available from 7am to 5pm EST daily with extended hours as the expected foaling date approaches.
The live cameras can be accessed for free by visiting www.foalpatrol.com.