YOU heard it here first. That was the somewhat cheeky headline to a piece I penned for this column back in March in which I predicted that the Sea The Stars colt Zelzal, then the winner of a maiden at Deauville, would be a horse to keep an eye on.

In fact I wrote: “I believe that the name Zelzal is one to etch on your mind. This Jean-Claude Rouget trained three-year-old could be a star, and I have good reason to think you will hear a lot about him.”