Longton is the latest son of Vinery sire Myboycharlie to qualify for the rich Weatherbys 2YO Stakes at Doncaster next month.
The Richard Fahey trained colt looked a good prospect winning the Happy 40th Birthday Mark Drummond Stakes (1400) at Newcastle on Friday.
Longton (2c Myboycharlie – Lauren Louise by Tagula) broke through at his third start after weighing in twice at Ayr in July. Settled close to the speed, he kept on strongly to put five lengths between the first three home. Minor placegetters Arrowzone and Ralphy are both sons of Iffraaj.
Fahey wasn’t at Newcastle for the win. He’s in France supervising stable star Sandiva who runs in the G3 Prix du Calvados at Deauville on Saturday.
“We’ve been making the running with Longton and I was quite keen again today,” winning jockey Tony Hamilton said. “I got a nice lead into the race then he picked up well.
“He’s done it nicely but is still a big baby. He’s more of a long-term prospect and will be a lovely horse next year.”
Owners David and Emma Armstrong paid 135,000 guineas (AUD 221,810) for the colt at the 2012 Tattersalls October yearling sale. He is a younger half-brother to feature juvenile winners Blaine (G2 Gimcrack Stakes) and Bogart (Redcar 2YO Trophy).
The Armstrongs and Fahey enjoyed a successful run with last year’s G1 July Cup winner Mayson. He was retired to stand at Cheveley Park Stud earlier this year.
Longton holds an entry for the 300,000 pounds Weatherbys 2YO Stakes at Doncaster on September 13 and so does Myboycharlie’s recent Carlisle winner Soul Instinct.
Dowdstown Charlie, a member of Myboycharlie’s first Australian crop, is also heading for a rich pay-day in the $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill on September 14.
He came from last to finish third to Eurozone in LR The Rosebud (1200m) last weekend despite racing in the slower going along the rails. His final sectionals of 46.42 (800m), 34.78 (600m) and 23.02 (400m) suggest he shouldn’t be underrated when stepping up a furlong for the G1 Golden Rose.
Myboycharlie (Danetime) was Champion French 2YO in 2007 and Vinery stands him for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee.