Kentucky-bred Governor Wins at Newmarket

A Kentucky-bred son of Kingmambo topped four 2-year-olds in Wednesday's Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (Eng-III) at Newmarket. Governor Brown (Kingmambo--Miss Mistletoes, by the Minstrel) was last in the early going, but within reach of the field, which was led by Hurricane Alan and Marino Marini. With two furlongs left to go in the seven-furlong test, Governor Brown challenged for the lead. Once he was in front he drifted slightly in front of the favorite, Mugbil, but not enough to disrupt the running of the race. At the wire Governor Brown was a half-length in front of Mugbil, who was followed across the line by Hurricane Alan. The winner covered the distance in 1:25.87.

Sequel 98 bred Governor Brown. The colt was consigned to the 2000 Keeneland November mixed sale by Lakland, agent, where he brought $485,000 from Chestnut Hill Farm. Eaton Sales consigned Governor Brown to the following year's Keeneland September yearling sale where Dan Kenny paid $310,000 for the colt. He now races for Andy J. Smith with trainer Paul Cole. Smith raced last year's Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) winner Mount Abu with Gary Seidler.

Miss Mistletoes is now back in Ireland where she produced a filly by Distant View last year for Gerrardstown House Stud.