Batemans Bay (New Bay) wins impressively at Haydock for Ralph Beckett and owners Valmont & Ballylinch Stud.
Fifth on debut in what now looks a red hot maiden at Sandown last month, Batemans bay was stepped up to 1 mile here for his second start and was sent of 11/F under Hector Crouch. He travelled smoothly before being switched out at the 2 furlong pole and quickening away impressively to score by an easy 2 lengths.
He has an attractive pedigree and looks likely to make up in to a useful middle distance horse in time.
Batemans Bay was purchased for €130,000 at the Arqana Deauville October Sale.