Candleford and Pat Dobbs win the Weatherbys Digital Solutions AuCandleford and Pat Dobbs win the Weatherbys Digital Solutions August Stakes from Solid Stone at Windsor. 26/8/2023 Pic Steve Davies/Racingfotos.comCandleford © Steve Davies/Racingfotos.comEurope

Candleford a new stakes winner for Kingman

The William Haggas-trained Candleford proved much too good for his five rivals in the Listed August Stakes at Windsor on Saturday (26th August).

Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 27th August 2023:

The five-year-old son of Kingman, the sire of the Gr.2 City of York Stakes winner Kinross earlier in the day, settled in midfield and made good progress on the outside of the field over two
furlongs from home. He was produced to lead over a furlong from home and fought off his challengers to gain a decisive advantage, before being eased down in the closing stages by jockey Pat Dobbs on his way to a three-quarter-length victory. Solid Stone chased the winner home in second, while Lion’s Pride was just a neck behind in third.

This was a first Stakes victory for the consistent gelding, who was last seen running third behind stablemate Hamish in the Gr.3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood, where he travelled strongly for a long way. This Listed success adds to a CV which also includes two handicap victories, having also broken his maiden at the scene of yesterday’s win as a three-year-old.

Owned and bred by Barnane Stud, he is a half-brother to the Listed-placed Atty Persse (Frankel) and Maman Joon, who ran fourth in the Gr.1 Oaks earlier this year. They are out of the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes victrix and Gr.2-placed Dorcas Lane. This is also the family of the Gr.1 1000 Guineas heroine Harayir and the Gr.1 Irish Oaks victrix Give Thanks.