Harry Angel at the double

Harry’s Halo a new winner for first-season sire with a second victory for Proverb; new juvenile Stakes winner for Dubawi

Harry Angel recorded his 20th individual winner on Monday, 17 October when Harry’s Halo put up a greatly improved performance to win the six-furlong Novice at Pontefract.

Settled on the outside under Rossa Ryan, Harry’s Halo came wide around the turn and rallied brilliantly in the closing stages to lead inside the final furlong and eventually win by three quarters of a length from Taj Neom.

Harry’s Halo was bred by Manister House Stud and is out of Postale (Zamindar), herself a half-sister to G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Mutual Trust.

Also on Monday, Proverb confirmed his position as a very exciting prospect for Harry Angel when recording his second win on the bounce, this time running out the easy winner of the five-furlong Novice at Windsor.

George Boughey’s charge made virtually all under Tom Marquand and once asked to quicken, cruised clear and won by a length and three quarters. Proverb broke his maiden on 26 September, winning at Hamilton by no fewer than seven lengths.

Back at Pontefract, Champion sire Dubawi added a new two-year-old Black Type winner to his record when Local Dynasty took the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes.

The Godolphin runner was settled off the early pace under William Buick and quickened well close to home, outbattling Luckin Brew to win by a neck and record his third win in four starts.

Local Dynasty is out of the Stakes-winning Shamardal mare Really Special, a half-sister to Dubawi’s G1-winning duo Yibir and Wild Illusion.