Impressive double for Buratino

Round Six breaks his maiden in style at Kempton, Snapraeterea adds a second win to his record at Roscommon

First-season sire Buratino added both a new winner and a repeat winner to his tally on Tuesday, 18 August when Round Six and Snapraeterea were victorious at Kempton and Roscommon respectively.

Round Six, who made £60,000 as a yearling, dictated the pace throughout the seven-furlong contest and despite showing signs of greenness close to home, kept on well under Oisin Murphy to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Bred by G H S Bloodstock and trained by Andrew Balding, Round Six is out of Opportuna (Rock Hard Ten), a half-sister to Group-winning smart sprinter The Cheka (Xaar).

Just 15 minutes later, one of Buratino’s previous winners, Snapraeterea, provided his sire with a quick-fire double when landing the valuable sales race at Roscommon.

Also making all, the Joseph O’Brien-trained colt was asked to quicken two furlongs from home and despite Elysium (Belardo) laying down a strong challenge in the closing stages, Snapraeterea stayed on superbly to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Snapraeterea is owned and bred by J P Farrell and is out of the five-time winner Snap Alam (Alamshar), already dam of a Group performer in Snapraeceps. They are from the extended family of Kalanisi.