Cox juvenile enters Ascot picture
The six-furlong Betfred Passionate About Sport EBF Maiden Stakes looked a decent event on paper beforehand and newcomer Scholarship ultimately powered to a length and a half victory in the hands of Adam Kirby. The 10/1 winner was introduced at 25/1 by Betfair in their antepost market on the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Cox said on Racing TV: "He's pretty much the biggest two-year-old I'll have run for a while and (his sire) Profitable was pretty good when he ran here. "Minding his size, we can decide how to behave from here but it was a wonderful first step and we're very pleased.
"I couldn't be more pleased with him and we'll see how he comes back but he's a very sound horse and moves well.
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