Niceonecenturion got off the mark at Newbury yesterday on his first start over 1m 6f for trainer William Knight. The son of Teofilo who I purchased as a yearling for just 11,000gns had run a good third on his previous start and handicap debut and appreciated the step up in trip when getting the better of even money favourite Diamond Geyser.
A tall, rangy colt from an excellent family Niceonecenturion will definitely improve with age as Martin Dwyer felt he was still weak despite having the class to win. A horse you will likely hear more of in 2017 over 2 miles.
Congratulations to his owners The Expendables and to his trainer William Knight