Telecaster rocks Windsor rivals

Colt runs out a wide-margin winner

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Telecaster could contest a Classic trial after claiming an impressive success at Windsor on Monday.

Hughie Morrison’s well-bred colt had chased home the Andrew Balding-trained Bangkok on his debut at Doncaster 16 days ago, and he made it second time lucky in the Follow At The Races On Twitter Novice Stakes.

Sent off the 10-11 favourite, Oisin Murphy took no chances and was soon in an early lead, winding things up with half a mile to run before pulling clear and winning by an eased-down nine lengths from Sir Michael Stoute’s Deal A Dollar.

By Derby winner New Approach out of Oaks runner-up Shirocco Star – who Morrison also trained – Telecaster is a 20-1 chance with some bookmakers for the Investec Derby, although he is not currently entered in the Epsom race.

Morrison told Sky Sports Racing: “He’s obviously a very nice horse – he proved that at Doncaster against a very good one of Andrew’s.

“He’s not his mother’s son for nothing, he’s jig-joggy. We had to canter his mother every day of the year, otherwise she’d do somersaults on the way home.

“We’ve got a week or two to think about what next. He’s in the Dante, we know he’s good, we worked that out at home and he did what we expected today.

“The Dante is a very good option, but I’m told there are an awful lot of good horses in Ireland and an awful lot of good horses in Newmarket – and not to mention some good ones at Kingsclere (Balding’s), so we’ll see how we go.”

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