Tavistock colt too good on debut

Tavistock colt too good on debut21 Apr 2021

Tavistock 2-year-old Cotohele created a lasting impression on debut at Newcastle with a sizzling performance to score with plenty in hand.

The John O’Shea-trained colt was set a stiff task first time out against the older horses and he overcame that challenge with ease in the hands of rider Brenton Avdulla.

Cotohele was purchased out of breeder Valachi Downs’ draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by O’Shea for $100,000.

He is a half-brother to the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Ugo Foscolo and they are out of the Stravinsky mare Bequests, who was successful on three occasions.