THE only thing that surprised me about Current Option’s victory in the Listed Platinum Stakes at a sun-drenched Cork racecourse on Saturday was that it was Ado McGuinness’s first blacktype winner on the flat. It certainly won’t be his last.

A four-year-old son of Camelot (Montjeu), Current Option cost Shamrock Thoroughbreds 85,000gns at the 2019 Tattersalls July Sale. Since then he has won a listed race, a couple of premier handicaps and run second in the Irish Cambridgeshire. He was previously trained by William Haggas and for new connections he has won almost twice his purchase price in just over a year.