Voldemort is a grey colt by William Longsword from an excellent family – his name, colour and pedigree setting him aside to start with.
But there’s even more to him. Voldemort caught the eye of racing experts and new fans alike when he came from a distance back on debut, low-flying into third.
At Kenilworth today he was more sensible, looked a winner halfway through, lost his rhythm and was due for the back door before picking himself up again, changing gears and winning with his ears pricked. He uses himself well and is going to be a really nice sprinter when he matures.
Jockey Craig Bantam said that Voldemort is still “a baby” with plenty to come; trainer Vaughan Marshall confirmed that he was very green still, cheeky at home and a horse that should see out a little further than 1200m on the way he won today.
Owned by Riskesh Sewgoolam, Voldemort looks like one who knows that he is appreciated. He was looking proudly around the winner’s enclosure today as if knowing that many eyes were on him.
Voldemort, unlike the fearmongering spirit in the Harry Potter books, may now be named. He is going to turn almost pure white as he ages and if he trains on is sure to become a huge favourite among punters. One only has to look at social media to see that he already has a nice following!