A close relative of exciting young sire Twice Over made headlines when lifting the first pattern race held in Great Britain this year.
The consistent Convey picked up the G3 Betfair Winter Derby on Saturday, when coming with a late rattle to deny Pinzolo victory by a neck.
Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, and ridden to victory by Andrea Atzini, Convey came flying down the outside to win by a neck, with Absolute Blast a further head back in third.
Atzini said of the win, “Convey did it quite well. Obviously, it was his first time over this trip – I wasn’t sure that he would get it but Sir Michael was pretty positive and thought he would stay.
“It worked out perfectly from a bad draw. I actually lost my left iron coming out of the stalls but somehow managed to put it back on. He travelled smoothly and I didn’t want to go too early because I didn’t know what he was going to do in front. To be fair to the horse, he was always doing enough to win his race and saw the trip out really well. He obviously likes the All-Weather, having won on it before, and is a horse that has always had a lot of ability. He has been gelded and could be a decent horse over the summer.”
A son of Dansili (also sire of Twice Over’s G1 winning relative Passage Of Time), Convey has now won or placed in seven of 14 outings, and is unlikely to stop here.
His dam, Insinuate, is a stakes winning daughter of G1 Prix du Moulin winner All At Sea.
Convey’s third dam, Lost Virtue, is also third dam of young Cape sire Twice Over, whose first crop race this season.
Twice Over, himself a European champion and four time G1 winner, has four lots on offer at the Cape Yearling Sale, and 12 yearlings on the March Yearling Sale.