Track announcer John Lies was telling the truth when he commented that the Denman two-year-old Angaston was "going on with authority" as the field reached mid stretch in the $300,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs on 13 September. The three-year-old gelding has just surged to the lead a few strides before at the top of the stretch and held on courageously for his first career Stakes win.
Angaston was making just his third start in a Stakes race and had previously placed second in the Animal Kingdom Stakes at Turfway Park on 31 March. Hehas now won or placed in 10 of 13 starts.
Bred in Kentucky by William N. Hogan, Angason is out of the multiple Stakes winner and G3-placed Marq of Beauty, a half to G2W Tricky Code, dam of Champion Miler Hat Trick and Stakes-placed Electromotive.
Denman stands at Kelvinside in New South Wales.