Mr Coleman and partners have two potentially smart horses

Two 4 year olds purchased by Allan Bloodlines as unraced 3 year olds have made excellent debuts in bumpers for regular client Billy Coleman and partners.

AZANA (Doncaster Sales) won last night by 12 lengths at Down Royal, first time out. Although facing stiffer tests than this in the future, this son of King’s Best – a carefully selected placid King’s Best! – quickened impressively. He could be a smart horse and may well be tried on the flat.

Another potentially smart horse is the Al Jabr filly QEETHAARA (Tattersalls), twice placed close-up in bumpers but surely a good quality prospect over 10 furlongs on the flat. Where AZANA could do either job, QEETHAARA is a smaller filly for whom big National Hunt weights are probably a trial.

These nice horses follow flat winner HAMPSHIRE and double hurdling winner ASSIR, purchased in a similar manner and given several months off. Next in line for Mr Coleman and partners is a nice big Diesis filly named AMANA.