Ulysses celebrated a juvenile double on Wednesday as the colts Aeonian and Implore got off the mark in good style. Sir Michael Stoute’s AEONIAN was sent off as an unfancied 25/1 shot on debut at Yarmouth, but there was plenty to like about his performance as he reeled in a pair of experienced rivals. This homebred colt for the Niarchos family is inbred 4 x 2 to Miesque and is a very smart prospect with the promise of much more to come.
Later in the afternoon, IMPLORE was not for catching under Kieran O’Neill at Beverley for the John & Thady Gosden team. He displayed bright speed to have the field stretched out approaching the final 2f and then demonstrated a tough attitude to repel the competition in the final furlong. Bred and owned by Cheveley Park Stud, Implore is out of Plead (Dutch Art), who is a full-sister to to Listed winner Exhort and a half-sister to Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Lethal Force).