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David Nicholls: trained Misu Bond's first winner Pint Size

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Misu Bond off the mark with first winner

FRESHMAN sire Misu Bond got off the mark with his first winner on Tuesday when his two-year-old son Pint Size broke his duck on the fourth attempt in a 6f maiden claiming stakes at Redcar.

Pint Size was trained and joint-owned by David Nicholls, and had finished second in selling races on his last two starts.

He made no mistake this time around, making all the running to beat Latte, a son of another first-season sire in Multiplex, by eight lengths.

After the race he was claimed by Kristian Strangeway - stepson of trainer Brian Ellison and organiser of Koo's Racing Club - for £6,000.

Pint Size was bred by Bambi Bloodstock out of the winning Forzando mare Floral Spark.

The dam has proven a prolific producer, with seven winners from 11 foals including eight-time winner Wilemmgeo and four-time scorer Thunder Bay. She also has a yearling filly by Misu Bond.

Misu Bond won the Tote Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar and the European Handicap - beating Jeremy and Advanced - on his three-year-old debut. He also finished fifth in the 2,000 Guineas.

A son of Danehill Dancer, he is a brother to Minstrel Stakes winner Air Chief Marshal - now a stallion at the Haras de la Cauviniere in France - and a half-brother to dual Listed scorer Slip Dance.

Misu Bond stands at a fee of £1,500 at Hedgeholme Stud in County Durham. His owner Reg Bond has done well with another stallion by Danehill Dancer, Monsieur Bond, the sire of Prix de l'Abbaye heroine Gilt Edge Girl.





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