Brilliant performance gives Etymology his Stakes breakthrough

Son of New Approach realises potential in Listed Bagot Handicap

The potential he showed as a Derby-placed three-year-old has finally been realised by Etymology who scored his second successive victory in Tuesday’s Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington over 2800m.

The son of New Approach had run in four Derbies and was placed in two and was also placed in the VRC St Leger.

But until two weeks ago his only two wins in three seasons of racing had come in minor country races.

That changed when the six-year-old scored a five-length win at Flemington last month, an effort he repeated in the Bagot.

The win adds another credit to a brilliant year for New Approach that was highlighted by the Derby win of Masar at Epsom.

Trained by James Cummings, Etymology becomes the 42nd Stakes winner for New Approach who stands at a fee of £30,000 for this coming season.