Ed Dunlop is not expecting fireworks from Voodoo Prince when the first foal of former stable star Ouija Board makes his racecourse debut at Newbury.
Ouija Board won 10 times for Dunlop and owner Lord Derby, with an Oaks triumph and two Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf crowns featuring among her seven Group One victories.
Voodoo Prince has plenty to live up to ahead of his first start in division two of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden, but Dunlop insists he is very much a colt for the future.
“He’s ready for a run but whatever he does on Saturday will be a bonus,” Dunlop said.
“I hope the ground is OK. If it ends up being fast, there would be a doubt about him running, but we’ll see.
“He’s done some work and he’s worked with some of our nice horses and gone well, but he is still a baby.
“I expect him to be babyish when he runs, but we’re looking forward to seeing him run.”
Voodoo Prince holds an entry in the Derby at Epsom in June and is a best priced 66-1 for the Classic.