The three-year-old colt Wallem, in the colours of Al Rabban Racing & Partner, scored on just his third career start at Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom on Monday evening.

Ridden by Hayley Turner, he sat in midfield in the 1,900m Betway Maiden Stakes (Class 5), led at a steady pace by Be My Beau. Racing in a good rhythm, Wallem, who started the race as favourite, was shuffled back in the final turn and entered the home straight several lengths from the leader in seventh or eighth position.

Coming up through his rivals, who had spread across the track, he showed an excellent acceleration to join the leaders with still a furlong left to run. Taking the lead with plenty left in hand, he won cosily by a length and a quarter in front of Carmenere.

Wallem is by Sea The Moon, a leading sire who stands at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket. He is the first foal out of the winning Invincible Spirit mare À L’Anglaise. He was bought as a yearling by Al Rabban Racing at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.