Not A Single Doubt colt Voldemort produced a magical turn of foot to make his rivals look like mere muggles and secure a debut win at Scone on Sunday (March 20).
Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Fung Family investments, the juvenile turned plenty of heads as he overcame some inexperience to fly home (no broomsticks required) in the 1000m contest.
The Annabel Neasham trainee couldn’t lay up with the early pace and only had one behind him in the early stages. He raced with plenty of exuberance and jockey Shaun Guymer did well to keep a lid on his mount as the pair continued to run at the back of the pack. At the turn for home, Voldemort seemed very unlikely to feature in the finish. A spellbinding charge followed that saw him pass all of his rivals and get up to claim the win in the shadow of the post.
“He’s still a work in progress,” said Guymer post-race. “Obviously, first start, he still has so much to learn. Even in that last 50 metres, when he hit the front, he didn’t know what it was about. He’s got plenty of upsides.
He’s always shown a turn of foot at home and been a horse that needs to balance first; then he can rattle off a good sectional. He’s still very green and I didn’t know if he’d pick them up, but I did know he’d be a flashing light going to the line.”