26th Sep 2020
Vulcan, 3 year old son of Free Eagle notched up a double at Haydock yesterday in the Apprentice handicap winning by 7 lengths for Trainer Harry Dunlop and Owners The 2 Under Partnership. This race follows up from his Division 1 handicap win just two weeks prior at the same track.
Bred by Ms O’ Kelly’s Kilcarn Stud, he is the fifth produce out of the Pivotal mare Quixotic, a half-brother to Group 2 winner Fighting Irish and 84 rated Well Done, his dam is an un-raced sister to Group 1 winner Virtual and closely related to Group 2 winner Iceman.
Racing Post analysis; Vulcan is improving fast and beginning to look more like the finished article mentally, typically cruising into contention but this time having the full end product, powering away in the final furlong. The hat-trick beckons, particularly if he takes his chance unpenalised at Wolverhampton next week.
Post race yesterday Jockey Saffie Osborne commented ‘That was pretty straightforward. I felt like I was on the winner a long way out and Vulcan travelled so well. He’s consistent and genuine, and showed he stays that trip.’