24 August 2019
Dark Angel scores
The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash made it third time lucky in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned gelding confounded his critics by smashing the course record, established in 1990 in this race by Dayjur also in this owner's colours. This Dark Angel five-year-old, ridden by Jim Crowley, was well in the lead two furlongs from home and ran the eleven-strong field ragged, cruising to victory by three and three-quarter lengths.
Music to their ears
The John Gosden-trained Stradivarius scooped a £1million bonus for the second successive year with victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. This incredible Sea The Stars progeny also took his winning sequence to nine in his typical gritty, fighting style. The 4/9 favourite broke well but Dee Ex Bee soon went into the lead followed by Il Paradiso. Over five furlongs from home Silvestre de Sousa increased the pressure aboard his Farhh colt but Stradivarius was kept always within striking distance of Mark Johnston's charge. Il Paradiso drew alongside Dee Ex Bee, with Stradivarius always in their shadow until, switching to the stands rail, he swept to the front a furlong from the post. His two closest pursuers did their best but Stradivarius had them sorted and went on to win by a length and a quarter.
Threat to victory
The Richard Hannon-trained Threat was duly rewarded for his consistency when he landed the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes at York. This Footstepsinthesand colt, runner-up in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, took full advantage of his previous top company experience. Kevin Ryan's Repartee was well clear in the early stages of this six-furlong contest, followed by Byline and Lord Of The Lodge, who went into the lead temporarily until tackled by Threat. Mums Tipple was brought with a strong run by Oisin Murphy but the 11/10 favourite, Threat soon dominated to eventually win by a length and a quarter.
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