Multiple Group One winner Danleigh has been upstaged – on the stopwatch at least – by a stablemate stepping out in public for the first time during a barrier trial session on Monday.
General Nick claimed the honour of winning Sydney’s first two-year-old barrier trial of the season when he won an 800-metre heat at Warwick Farm from Spirit Of Speed, Fern Hill and Smart `N’ Ready.
The four youngsters are all trained by Chris Waller.
By ill-fated sire General Nediym, General Nick clocked 41.10s – 0.4s quicker than Danleigh’s winning time in the following trial.
General Nick is the first foal of the Strategic mare Miss Nikki, a five-time winner for Waller from 1400m to 1900m.
The colt hails from a solid family of stakes performers including Walking Or Dancing, Irongail, Madibagold and South Australian Derby winner Kidnapped.
Danleigh, now an eight-year-old, accounted for recent Waller acquisition Albert The Fat.