The British statesman brings with him a promising debut race

If ever a canter was slowly fine-tuned to make a big statement on debut, it is an impressively behaved three-year-old at Monday’s Dubbo meeting.

The well-named British Statesman, a gelding son of multiple British Group 1 winner Churchill and out of a mare by speed sire Exceed And Excel, will make his long-awaited debut in a modest maiden handicap 1400m.

On the hunt: Coach Gayna Williams lets the British statesman run at Dubbo.

On the hunt: Coach Gayna Williams lets the British statesman run at Dubbo.Credit:Phil Murray

The British statesman has been poking around the trials for more than a year, first in late 2021 when he was in Joe Pride’s stable and with his current trainer, Bathurst-based Gayna Williams, since the middle of last year.

In that time the horse has tried the Dubbo track three times, each with a different little story, but all the while working towards a powerhouse.

He had a quiet period in an open class test in early August before moving up three weeks later and less than a length away from the winner.

However, it wasn’t all right and the Williams camp decided to give him more time to mature and it seems to have paid off.

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The British statesman returned to the Dubbo trials on December 19, blowing away his opposition by more than eight lengths.

A freewheeling and naturally tall Strider, he parked well outside the fence in front of the early leader before sailing away to win by a huge margin and could easily have won by a lot further.

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Ryan Sederquist

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