Profitable sires his third Stakes winner

Mr Professor lands the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract

First-season sire Profitable sired his third Stakes winner on Monday, 18 October when his son Mr Professor held on strongly to land the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract.

Settling at the back of the field, he ran on gamely coming into the home straight holding on to win by a neck in the hands of Silvestre De Sousa. Trained by up-and-coming Newmarket trainer Alice Hayes, Mr Professor won two races last month with this being his first taste of Black Type form for both himself and his trainer.

Bred by Chris McHale, Mr Professor was purchased for 105,000gns at the Tattersalls Book 2 Yearling Sale. He is out of the Stakes-winning Alhaarth mare Law Of The Range, a half-sister to the G3-placed High Court Drama.

Profitable has also sired this year’s G2 Queen Mary Stakes heroine Quick Suzy, plus Irish Listed winner Head Mistress and two further Black Type performers.