Alfred Nobel 3Y0 Explosive Power exploded home to win the Lloyd Handicap (seven furlongs) at Carlisle in England on Saturday. (July 2)
Explosive Power, a 7/2 chance ridden by Jordan Vaughan for emerging trainer Karl Burke, tracked the leaders and sprinted clear to score by a neck from Forever A Lady (22/1, by Dark Angel) with a head to the 3/1 chance Reputation (by Royal Applause).
Burke, who prepared Quiet Reflection to win the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, trains from the historic Spigot Lodge at Middleham, North Yorkshire, which is named after the 1821 English St Leger winner, Jack Spigot, and from where the 1849 English Derby winner The Flying Dutchman was also trained.
The Group 1 winning Alfred Nobel, who stands the 2016 season at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, for $4,500, plus GST, has sired 45 individual winners. With two crops to race locally, he is second on the WA 2Y0 Sires Premiership and 12th on the Australian Second Season Sires Premiership.