Prince Aaron failed to make the Stewards' Cup cut, but booked his Ayr Gold Cup place by beating Atavus
in the Be Hopeful Stakes.
The conditions of this race could have been framed with in-form Amanda Perrett's runner in mind and he's a mighty 20lb in hand of likely second favourite Atavus
on official ratings.
At Yarmouth yesterday Atavus
responded to the call under different riding tactics to gain a first success of 2003 when landing the Cockrill Glass Conditions Stakes by a lengt hand-a-half from Manaar.
could contest the Group One Prix de la Foret at Longchamp next month after registering a first success of the season at Yarmouth.
responded to the call under different riding tactics yesterday to gain a first success of 2003, and first at Yarmouth, when landing the Cockrill Glass Conditions Stakes by a length-and-a-half from Manaar.
Margarson instructed jockey Jamie Mackay to drop in Atavus
in the six-furlong contest and he was always moving powerfully before readily quickening up when given the office.
Asked by champion jockey Kieren Fallon to tackle long-time leader Atavus
(14-1) a furlong out, the 10-3 shot galloped on strongly to win by a length and a half.
She works very well with our stable star Atavus
and I think she is up to Listed class.
The Khalid Abdullahowned horse finished last of six behind Atavus
in the Group Three Criterion Stakes but they went such a slow pace early on that it turned into a two-furlong sprint which did not suit Tillerman.
His dual raid on the Berkshire track centres on stable star Atavus
in the pounds 100,000 Betdaq Diadem Stakes, followed 35 minutes later in the pounds 75,000 Tote Trifecta Stakes when he will be double-handed through A Touch Of Frost and Millenium Moonbeam.
She ran a blinder last time out when, not having the best of luck in running, she was beaten a whisker by Atavus
The six-year-old still seems well treated after finishing fifth to Atavus
in the Bunbury.