Nostrum © Mark Cranhamphoto.com/Racing Post Photos

Group win for Nostrum

Kingman two-year-old Nostrum went on from his maiden win in July to score at Group level, winning the Gr.3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 23rd September 2022, by Sean Cronin:

Sir Michael Stoute had not won Newmarket's Gr.3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes since 1994  with Annus Mirabilis, and the local elder bridged a 28-year gap after 'TDN Rising Star' Nostrum asserted his superiority in taking fashion to frank the impression given on debut in July.

The March-foaled bay had delivered a scintillating performance over seven furlongs at Sandown in that only prior outing and accepted a tow in second after a sharp getaway in this blacktype bow. Sent forward to dispute the lead from halfway, the 7-4 second choice was shaken up in front passing the quarter-mile marker and kept on powerfully under mild coaxing on the climb to the line to easily tame Listed Chesham Stakes winner and Gr.2 Vintage Stakes second Holloway Boy by a length and a quarter. Godolphin's Gr.2 Superlative Stakes runner-up and Listed Denford Stakes scorer Victory Dance was unable to land a telling blow from off the pace and finished three lengths further back in third.

"I thought it was a very warm race, but he did it very nicely first time and was entitled to come and run in a race like that," said Stoute after notching an overall fourth winner of the race.

"We expected a very big run, but for a horse racing for the first time like he was it is always difficult to fathom. It is so far so good and you could only be pleased. I don't know if we will see him again this season. We will take him home and chill him out and relax him and put him back in fast work."

He added: "It is a difficult time of year, especially for two-year-olds when the weather turns, so we don't know. I would like to give him one more run [this year]."