It’s not often we would report on a graded contest around Monmore, but we’ll make an exception for Signet Ace after he made a stunning debut at the Wolverhampton venue on Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Hutton had intimated in recent weeks that he thought the youngster was above average but it was immediately evident the son of Laughil Blake had inherited the early speed of his both sire and brilliant dam.
The dam in question is 2017 Oaks champion Forest Natalee. Taking on some useful rivals, Signet Ace flew into the turn in terrible conditions to open a clear advantage and moved with real fluency throughout to post a fast 28.22 on a track rated .20 slow. To put the run into perspective, the fastest time of the year is 27.98.
Have no doubt Signet Ace is potentially a very special talent and, given his pedigree, it’s hardly a surprise. We wish Kevin and his team the very best of luck with the September ’18 whelp. Who knows, he could be a classic winner in waiting.