Angkor (ANCHOR DOWN) turned heads on debut at Churchill Sunday with a four length victory over a deep field of juveniles. The son of ANCHOR DOWN has posted a few bullet works leading up to his debut for trainer Philip Bauer, including a gate drill on October 16th, besting 49 other workouts.
Tucked in behind horses under Gabriel Saez down the backstretch, Angkor tipped out two wide around the turn to head the leaders, and stormed home to win going away by four lengths. Angkor stopped the clock in 1:10.02 for the six furlong contest.
Angkor was a $250,000 yearling purchase at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale for consignor Wynnstay Sales, who bred the colt in partnership with H. Allen Poindexter. He was purchased by J.C.M. and races in the silks of Rigney Racing.
“He’s always been a special Horse,” stated Wynnstay Farm after his debut score on Twitter.
Angkor is out of the Northern Afleet mare Afleet Lover. From a precocious family, Angkor is half to Demoiselle (G2) runner-up Afleet Destiny, plus his 2nd dam was a stakes winner and stakes-placed as a juvenile.
ANCHOR DOWN now has four winners in just 13 starters.