For the notebook

A regular look at promising Darley-sired maiden winners. This week: Sovereign Remedy by Elusive Quality

Sovereign Remedy is certainly bred to be an exciting prospect and the colt's form to date has done nothing to suggest otherwise.

A son of Elusive Quality, the three-year-old chestnut colt is out of Lailani, a racemare who was a top-flight performer in Europe and the US, winning the Irish Oaks, the Nassau Stakes and Flower Bowl Invitational during an outstanding three-month period in 2001. A product of the late Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum's successful Gainsborough Stud operation, the daughter of Unfuwain also notched a string of four victories in the lead up to her three Group/Grade One successes.

Inevitably, she became a glittering addition to Gainsborough's broodmare ranks and her mating with Elusive Quality has thus provided her first winner, with Sovereign Remedy landing a mile maiden at Nottingham by a length and a half on 19 May on only his second appearance on the racecourse. Prior to his victory, he had finished runner-up on Kempton's polytrack surface over the same distance a fortnight earlier.

Sovereign Remedy, who is trained in Newmarket and races in the all-blue silks of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin organisation, looks to be a colt with a bright future.