Certain racehorse names carry a degree of expectation, and Usain Colt is definitely one of them.
The British racehorse, in whom Prince Harry has a part-share, has yet to set the sprinting world alight like his human counterpart, the Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt.
Usain Colt raced on Wednesday at Sandown, finishing fifth – although reports suggests he did unleash an impressive sprint finish.
Usain Colt, a three-year-old, entered the race as a favourite but struggled after a slow start. He closed the gap to finish a length and a half behind the race winner.
Usain Colt has one race to his credit, a year ago in Newbury.
The racehorse is owned by Ascot Racecourse’s Birdcage Club, which counts Prince Harry among its shareholders.
Prince Harry is reported to have told Usain Bolt about the racehorse during a visit to Jamaica this year.
Bolt has been training in Birmingham in his buildup to the Olympics.