LETHAL LUNCH, a 6yo gelding by Lethal Force, won at Lingfield today in an ITV televised race over a mile and this six-times winner is a half-brother to the Tamayuz 2yo colt, which is being syndicated in 1/12th shares.
The horse was given an excellent ride by Adam Kirby who gets on well with the grey and was winning on him for the fourth time. Settled in midfield, he was deliberately produced late and when the gap appeared in the final half furlong, he went through it and won by a neck.
This was only the second run for trainer Michael Bell, who had him in a claimer twelve days ago but sent off a warm favourite, he disappointed and clearly that was not his running. Today, running off a mark of 92, just six pounds below his highest ever rating of 98, he made no mistake.
A previous four times winner over 7f, this was the first time he had been sent over a mile and he seemed to relish the extra furlong. Lethal Lunch first won as a 2yo fover 6f or Richard Hannon and indeed two other of the Tamayuz colt’s siblings, Pinch A Kiss and Tadkhirah, also both won as juveniles, over 5f and 7f respectively.
The dam, Pin Cushion, was a 6f winner as a 3yo. There is plenty of speed in the pedigree further down as the second dam, Frizzante won the Group One Darley July Cup over 6f and Palace House Stake over the minimum distance.
The as yet unnamed Tamayuz colt has been at Dean Ivory’s Harper Lodge Farm Stables since early January and is being broken in. He cost 22,000 guineas as a yearling and is a fine stamp of a horse. David Dugdale, a Partner at Newmarket Equine Hospital, who vetted the horse at the sales, said” Strong individual with a good size and plenty of substance. Good conformation. Vets well. (5/5).”
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