Purchased for just 7,000gns at the Newmarket February Sale in 2019, Hawa Bladi is nevertheless an exceptionally well-bred individual and the son of Sea The Stars rewarded his owners’ patience with a smart debut success at Lingfield Park yesterday under Alan Johns.
Settled in midfield, he travelled noticeably well through the contest and though he looked a little green when coming under pressure in the home straight, he showed a fine attitude to pick up the leaders in the final half-furlong and passed the post with his ears pricked.
A Derby entry as a youngster, all three of his male siblings have gained black-type on the flat, and that is certainly an avenue we could look to further down the line. However, he is just a four year old and we will stick to bumpers for the time being, possibly returning to Lingfield Park for another All-Weather bumper on Tuesday 10th November. Congratulations to all the members involved in Pimlico Racing.