A whole series of firsts

THERE were plenty of firsts about the victory of Saffron Beach in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket last Saturday. It was the three-year-old’s first win at that level, she is the first foal of her winning dam Falling Petals (Raven’s Pass), and she provided her Ballylinch Stud sire New Bay (Dubawi) with his first top-level winner, and in his first crop.