Telecaster throws himself into Derby contention with G2 victory at York

Progressive colt lands G2 Dante Stakes from Too Darn Hot (Dubawi)

New Approach has a very good opportunity to sire two Derby winners in a row, following an impressive victory for Telecaster in the G2 Dante Stakes at York on Thursday, 16 May.

Settled just behind the early pace under Oisin Murphy, Telecaster took up the running once inside the final two furlongs and kept to his task superbly to win by a length from Dubawi’s G1-winning son Too Darn Hot.

Telecaster did not race as a juvenile and was second to subsequent G3 Sandown Classic Trial winner Bangkok on his debut at Doncaster at the end of March. He then posted an eye-catching victory at Windsor last month, where he won the 10-furlong Novice by no fewer than nine lengths.

Telecaster will need to be supplemented for the Derby, for which he is now around 5-1 to follow in his paternal brother Masar’s footsteps.

Bred by Meon Valley Stud, Telecaster is the second winner out of the G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Darley Irish Oaks second, Shirocco Star.

New Approach enjoyed a Stakes double with his current three-year-old crop less than two weeks ago, when Flop Shot took the G3 Prix de Guiche, just two days after Jalmoud won the Listed Prix de l’Avre.

New Approach stands at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £30,000, Oct 1, SLF.