Devilwala (Kodiac) wins in fine style on debut at Haydock for owners Amo Racing & Arjun Waney and trainer Archie Watson.
Having broken well under Rossa Ryan, he stalked the early pace setters before producing an eye catching turn of foot on the approach to final furlong. Grabbing the stands rail, he really knuckled down when his rider asked him to and gamely fought off the challenge of the fast finishing Al Saariyah to win by 3/4 of a length at the line.
After the race jockey Ryan said “He is a lovely horse. There is plenty to come from him as he was understandably little green today, he showed a lovely attitude. When the second horse came at me, he pulled out more and was hardly blowing afterwards. I have a lot of time for him and he has a bright future”.
Devilwala was purchased in conjunction with fellow agent Tom Biggs at the recent Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale for 220,000gns.