IT almost belongs to the world of fiction but a horse bought cheaply over the phone will be targeted at the 2,000 Guineas next season.

Amiable Roger Teal memorably quipped he was lost for words after Tip Too had finished second in last year's classic but he could not hide his enthusiasm for Kenzai Warrior who led throughout in the one mile novice stakes at Salisbury yesterday.

"We were hoping for a good run for him but you can't be too confident first time out," said Teal who has been forced to take his time with the two-year-old who has done nothing but grow since joining his Hungerford yard. "He's great to train, he needs a mile and is a galloper. I hope he is a Guineas horse."

Script writers couldn't have composed a better story line.

With his wife having success with Spirit of May, there was some rivalry in the Borras household and the plans was to buy one for her husband at the Newmarket sales but that proved unsuccessful. However with a friend acting as his eyes and ears at Doncaster, Teal bought Kenzai Warrior on his recommendation over the phone at the Doncaster sales as a $6,000 yearling.

"And as soon as we got him home, we liked him."

Teal will take his time in deciding where Kenzai Warrior will run next but he is tempted to move him up in grade.

Though the winner attracted some support in the ring, the trainer kept his money firmly in his pocket.

"I'm not a gambler. I could stop a train! I am superstitious."

Another debutante took the other juvenile race when James Doyle brought Snow Shower home by a one and three quarter lengths in the six furlong fillies race.

But how good is the form? Though progress can be guaranteed with Sir Michael Stoute, Doyle is unsure.

"It's hard to gauge," he confessed. "She travelled very well throughout and at halfway I thought I was in the right place. I took my time and she picked up nicely."

Irish eyes were smiling for most of the feature race but were dimmed when Millisle had victory snatched away in the dying strides.

Jessica Harrington rarely has a runner outside the major tracks in England and her presence spoke a lot. Shane Foley had the two times winner out of the stalls fast and led deep inside the final furlong until challenged by Dark Lady.

Millisle courageously rallied but lost out by a short head.

"She's tough," remarked Richard Hannon, confirming Dark Lady will next go for the Cheveley Park at Newmarket. "She has taken her racing well. She's thick set, looks like a bull but is not. She is immensely talented. That was her sixth run and she has run a better race every time."

Champion jockey elect Oisin Murphy notched a double when Belated Breath took the sprint run in memory of the brilliant Lochsong and Starfighter drew clear in the closing ten furlong handicap.

"She's tough and deserved it," said Hughie Morrison of Bated Breath whose owner lady Blyth will keep her in training next season. Meanwhile she could run in either a handicap or a listed race at Newmarket.

Picture by Denis Murphy.