Treaty Of York can consolidate upon a pleasing handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month when he returns to action tomorrow.
Henry Candy’s colt hardly yanked up too many trees in three maiden starts, but he was an entirely different proposition at this track on October 11.
Sent off a well-backed 7-2 chance, the young son of Haatef maintained a sound gallop under Harry Bentley to get to within two and three-quarters of a length of Cartmell Cleave in a six-furlong handicap.
That third-placed finish was given added credence after the runner-up, Lyfka, bolted up by nine lengths on her next outing.
And with the winner having since been elevated 10lb to a mark of 71, the form should be continually advertised throughout the all-weather season.
* Selections -
FAKENHAM: 12.50 Mr Maynard, 1.20 Mister Bricolage, 1.50 Topthorn, 2.20 Jack Frost, 2.50 Nicolas Chauvin, 3.20 Larteta, 3.50 Laika.
MUSSELBURGH: 1.00 Amilliontimes, 1.30 It’s High Time, 2.00 The Backup Plan, 2.30 Dun To Perfection, 3.00 All That Remains, 3.30 Everylasting.
THURLES: 12.55 Saltmills Blackie, 1.25 On The Shannon, 1.55 Couleur France, 2.25 Dazzling Susie, 2.55 Silver Sally, 3.25 Diamond Dame, 3.55 Akito.
TOWCESTER: 1.10 Boherna Lady, 1.40 Belmount, 2.10 Star Presenter, 2.40 Malibu Sun, 3.10 Hannah Just Hannah, 3.40 Bill The Lad, 4.10 Lexi’s Girl.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.35 Yard Of Ale, 5.10 TREATY OF YORK (NAP), 5.40 The Fairy, 6.10 Cumbrianna, 6.40 Ghany, 7.10 Fitz Flyer, 7.40 Earth Drummer, 8.10 Kalaatah.
DOUBLE: Treaty Of York and Earth Drummer.