Consigned by Nick de Meric, the colt is by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and a half brother to Great Voltigeur Stakes third Avalon as well as Tim Vaughan's progressive staying handicapper Prairie Hawk
defied a 6lb penalty for winning at Wolverhampton on Saturday with a workmanlike victory in the Ashdown Forest Handicap yesterday.
is bred to be a Classic winner and although he has fallen well short of that mark, he should be good enough in the Ashdown Forest Handicap at Lingfield.
Returned to the Polytrack at Wolverhampton last time, Prairie Hawk
won a competitive event and the fact he reappears under a penalty just four days later suggests Vaughan is keen to capitalise on his good current form.
Not content in winning a remarkable five races in just 15 days with his pint-sized six-year-old Little Shilling, who was heavily backed on each occasion, he landed a huge gamble at Wolverhampton last week with Prairie Hawk
, a three-year-old bay gelding, and a reject of legendary Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien.
Diktatorship was an excellent second to Prairie Hawk
over a mile and six furlongs at this venue on his last start, when racing off a perch of 46, and runs off the same rating today.
is bred to be a Classic winner and, although he has fallen well short of that mark, he should be good enough in the Ashdown Forest Handicap.
Williams' south Wales neighbour Tim Vaughan was on the mark in the next race with Prairie Hawk
, who was odds-on favourite for the 2m handicap but got up only late on in the hands of Tom Eaves to beat Irish Ballad.
Rapid City and Prairie Hawk
both look solid selections, while Regal Angel has a great chance to break her duck on the Flat (1.
At Lingfield, there is another well-bred horse with a serious chance, namely the Aidan O'Brien throw-out Prairie Hawk
, another horse who failed to handle the slower Southwell surface last time, bounced back to form to take the second division of the staying handicap.
Byline: Matt Williams expects Prairie Hawk
to trade shorter than his pre-race odds in running