Rare visitor to Windsor on Monday the start of things to come
This year could see Australian-bred juveniles race at Royal Ascot
Racing returns to Windsor on Monday where first-season sires Alhebayeb and Bungle Inthejungle are both represented in the 5f novice stakes (5.40).
Dark Thunder, a grey son of Alhebayeb, would appear to hold the better chance of the pair, have been purchased for £42,000 from the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale.
Kg Passion, meanwhile, bids to become the fifth winner for Bungle Inthejungle, who has got his second career off to a flying start. He was picked up by Martin Wanless and David Evans for €20,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale.
But perhaps the most intriguing runner in the contest is the Australian-bred Starspangledbanner colt Anthem Of Peace - the Racing Post previously reported how, bred to northern hemisphere time, the colt found his way to last year's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, where a filly bred in the same way also came under the hammer.
Rosemont Stud principal Anthony Mithen has also stated his intention to target the Royal Ascot meeting with Australian-bred juveniles, so Monday's contest at Windsor could just be the start of things to come.
Thirsk (first race 1.50)
Wolverhampton (AW) (2.10)
Southwell (AW) (5.20)
ANZ Bloodstock News
In today's issue: the rapidly progressive Ivictory led home a John Size-trained 1-2-3 in the Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize over 1200m at Sha Tin on Sunday as he gave his Vinery Stud-based sire Mossman a sixth Group One winner.
First-season sires with runners
Alhebayeb Dark Thunder
Bungle Inthejungle Kg Passion
Plus 10 races
Wolverhampton AW 2.10
What to read
"He's quite a famous horse for his antics so I was aware of him and I was aware of what he can do"
What to watch
A look at past winners of race can often indicate the strength of a particular race, and Heeraat's first winner, Cotubanama, looks sure to have entered plenty of notebooks having won the same conditions stakes won by the likes of Illuminate - who went on to score at Royal Ascot - and Tiggy Wiggy.
You can read about her success here.