THIS is the amazing debut of a ‘monster’ horse who sent the racing world wild after ruthlessly demolishing rivals.
One punter joked winning jockey Victor Espinoza passed opponents like the jockey in the famous Harry Enfield sketch, who would breeze past fast rivals while chatting and smoking.
The margin of victory for the John Shirreffs-trained Justique at Del Mar was officially two-and-a-half lengths.
But the video told another story entirely, as Espinoza nonchalantly cruised up to rivals then passed them without even trying.
Justique, a filly of unbeaten Triple Crown winner Justify, was bought by high school sweethearts Lee and Susan Searing for just under £600,000 last September.
She repaid some of that hefty fee with victory in the 5½f race for two-year-olds on Sunday night.
Victory brought in a cheque for £35,555 – but much, much greater riches lie in store.
Sky Sports Racing host Tim Carroll led the praise, saying: “One of the more impressive debuts I’ve seen from a 2yo filly in America.
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“Both second and third highly regarded costly debutants. Literally won in a canter.
“I’d imagine the Breeders’ Juvenile will now be this year’s number one target.”
That fillies’ race was won by Echo Zulu last year – who picked up £760,000 for victory.
Respected Timeform expert Dan Barber added: “That’s sensational. Sustaining that move and then coming back on the bridle!”
Punters everywhere were equally blown over by the ease with which Justique won.
One said: “Love the look the jockey gives them when he passes them Harry Enfield-style.”
Another commented: “Amazing debut for this filly, hope to see more.”
One said simply: “MONSTER.”
Another punter wrote: “Never seen anything like this. Jockey was having a cup of tea!”
While one stunned by what they saw said: “Bloody hellfire!”
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