Newbury Maiden S
6 furlongs

Already the sire of TDN Rising Star Motovato and near Churchill Downs track record-setter Dreabon’s Legacy, Proud Citizen cemented his place as a breakout freshman sire with River Proud’s thoroughly dominating performance.  His effortless, 5 length gallop against a typically tough Newbury field earned him the title of a TDN Rising Star and quickly made him the talk of this year’s European juvenile crop.  Slated to make his next start in the GII July S as one of the betting favorites, Mrs. Michael Spencer’s colt indeed appears a rising star for top trainer Paul Cole.  Below, the expert’s takes on his commanding performance:

“We’ve always liked this horse…He’s a big, scopey colt with a future, so the probable route will be to go to Newmarket (for the GII July S)…That was an impressive performance!”    -Trainer Paul Cole

“He is surely a Group class two-year old and, very likely, a smart miler for next year.”   -The Racing Post

Congratulations to all his excited connections!