Royal Patronage scoops Group 3 Acomb Stakes
By John Scanlon
Royal Patronage landed the Group 3 Acomb Stakes for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing on the opening day of York’s Ebor Festival.
The Wootton Bassett colt made every yard of the running under Jason Hart to defy a small but select field, beating Imperial Fighter by two and a quarter lengths.
This was the fifth time the stable has won the Acomb, following successes for Bijou d’Inde, Bourbonnais, Elliots World and Gear Up, the winner of last year’s race.