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Meade excited by Additional promise

Meade excited by Additional promise – By PA Racing

Martyn Meade has high hopes for the Pheonix Thoroughbreds/Aclaim Partnership owned Additional after the three-year-old got off the mark on his second start at Lingfield on Friday.

The three-year-old colt bolted up by seven and a half lengths when odds-on for a 10-runner novice contest over seven furlongs at Lingfield just three weeks after he was third on his debut at Yarmouth.

Meade has trained several members of Additional’s family including his half-brother Aclaim, who was a Group One winner.

“He ran well first time out at Yarmouth. He hit the front too soon and ran a bit green but that experience was good for him and he won like a really good horse,” said the Manton handler.

“He’s got a very bright future. We’ve trained the family and I’m really pleased he won the way he did.

“He’ll be stepping up in class quite a bit. It’s unlikely we’ll run him in a novice race. We might step him up to Listed class next.

Meade would not be averse to dropping the son of Night Of Thunder down to six furlongs.

“If anything he’ll be fast enough for six,” he said.

“He won’t be restricted to seven and I’d be really pleased if he did get a mile but at this stage it will be six or seven.

“He’s one to look forward to.”