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Beware Of The Boom At Newmarket

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In The Paddock Staff

Posted on September 26, 2019

Centurion Thoroughbreds are planning to strike a blow at the top level for syndicate ownership when their exciting colt Sound Of Cannons takes his chance in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The son of Nathaniel has made a solid impact in two career starts, winning on debut over a mile at Newmarket before finishing second in the Listed Ascendant Stakes at Haydock Park over the same trip earlier this month.

Now he prepares to step up in class with the man of the moment, Frankie Dettori, booked to take the ride in the mile curtain-raiser on Bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap day at headquarters.

Robert Mulligan, who created Centurion with fellow racing enthusiast Daniel Freeman, says: “As an owner I am delighted how he is progressing and there’s no doubt he deserves to take his chance in the Royal Lodge.

“He has proven to be a great purchase by our bloodstock agent Sam Sangster and our trainer Brian Meehan, who has brought him along so skilfully.

“If our other horses show even a fraction of the potential of Sound Of Cannons we’ll be very content. We have some exciting plans for him whatever happens on Saturday.”

Sound Of Cannons is one of six juveniles trained by Meehan for Centurion Thoroughbreds, who aim to give their stakeholders a return on their investment by developing horses and ultimately selling them on.

A son of Listed placed winner Rock Choir, his price tag of 32,000 gns at Tattersalls last year is now beginning to look a real bargain.

He also holds an entry in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster next month – a recognised trial for next season’s Classics.

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