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YORK EBOR FESTIVAL DAY 1 REPORT | Mishriff shows his class in the Juddmonte

Thady Gosden’s colt continued his world tour of Group 1 successes at York on Wednesday

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Mishriff claimed his third Grade 1 success of the season across three countries, with the Make Believe colt storming home to win the Juddmonte at the York Ebor Festival.

The four-year-old had a successful tour in the Middle East in the winter months, landing the Saudi Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic for his connections in January and March.

watch: mishriff wins the juddmonte at york [credit: racing tv]

His return to England hadn’t gone to plan so far after he finished third in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and second in the King George at Ascot.

But it was third time lucky for John & Thady Gosden’s recruit, as he demolished his rivals in style on the Knavesmire.

The colt make steady headway with four furlongs remaining and he pushed in front of the pack in the final three furlongs.

David Egan kicked him on and he didn’t look pack, tearing away from his challenge heading into the final stages.

He continued to clear away to claim a comfortable success, landing victory by six lengths.

William Haggas’ Alenquer ran a cracker to finish second, while Aidan O’Brien’s Love claimed third.

Yibir returned to winning ways after disappointing at Glorious Goodwood after the gelding claimed the Group 2 Voltigeur Stakes for Charlie Appleby.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Yibir scored at York for Charlie Appleby

The gelding bounced back with a personal best over this distance, benefitting from the refitted hood as he scored a length and a quarter victory.

The Mediterranean ran a cracker to finish in second and Andrew Balding’s Youth Spirit kept on for third.

Royal Patronage caused a massive upset for Mark Johnston, as the 25/1 outsider landed victory against some smart sorts in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes.

The two-year-old colt made all the running, with his front-running tactics throwing off his rivals.

He kept on well to win by two and a quarter lengths, with Andrew Balding’s Imperial Fighter claiming second.

Copper Knight claimed his sixth C&D victory at York in the 5½f Handicap for Tim Easterby, while John Queally’s Arcadian Sunrise justified favouritism in the 2m½f Handicap.

Tweet Tweet landed the 5f Fillies’ Handicap for Declan Carroll and Tom Dascombe‘s Flaming Rib won the 6f Nursery Handicap.  

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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