Friday’s four timer
An across-the-card four-timer and a defeat by a nose in French Group 1 .
Permian, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’s Dante and King Edward VII winner, ran in the Grand Prix De Paris under William Buick at Saint Cloud’s evening meeting . The Teofilo colt rallied strongly in the final furlong when challenged by Shakeel and Christophe Soumillon. The photo-finish showed Shakeel had won on the nod.
At Ascot, Garrett Freyne’s Rufus King (pictured above at Kingsley Park under Joe Fanning) won the 6F nursery by one and three quarter length under Silvestre de Sousa. Joe Fanning scored a double for the MJR team at Musselburgh aboard Cape Bunting and Dominating. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’s Cape Bunting, a half-sister to Buratino, won the 7F novice stakes by five lengths. This was the Cape Cross filly’s second win in two runs. Alan Spence’s Dominating set off short favourite in the two mile handicap and won by one and three-quarter length. At Carlisle, Middleham Park Racing XXXVII’s Ventura Knight made all under Franny Norton in the 7F nursery to win by 3.5 lengths.
Congratulations to all involved!