Red Cadeaux’s younger brother Amazing Red has set himself up to contest the Northumberland Plate with a dominant win in the John Sunley Memorial Handicap at Newmarket.
After suffering trouble in running last time out, Frankie Dettori’s mount put matters right in the one-mile-six-furlong (2800m) contest to claim the second win of his campaign by 3-1/2 lengths.
“There was an argument to say he was an unlucky loser last time, so it is great it has gone well today and that he has won a decent race,” trainer Ed Dunlop said.
“He is Red Cadeaux’s half-brother and is an improving horse. Frankie said I could have won on him! I am thrilled for Ronnie (Arculli, owner) that he has got something on the up.
“He is probably going to go up to 100 (rating). He is a lightly raced horse and he does stay well.
“He is in the Northumberland Plate and we will see about that.”
He was runner-up in the Cup three times and was again second in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth won by Criterion.
Later that year, he suffered a catastrophic leg injury in the Cup and a few weeks later had to be euthanised.
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