(left) beats Breton Rock to win the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock
Perdono, mio Dio": durant plus de deux heures le penitent
et la foule qui l'a suivi ont psalmodie ce chant de demande de pardon divin resonnant le long des austeres facades de granit gris.
Second to Gordon Lord Byron in the Group One Prix de la Foret in Paris last October, Penitent
has been working under trainer David O'Meara.
B B V B B B Penitent
, winner of the race in 2010 when trained by William Haggas, enjoyed a fantastic first season for O'Meara and Middleham Park Racing, winning two Group Two prizes.
Since joining David O'Meara at the start of the campaign, Penitent
has delivered three victories, including two at Group Two level, as well as running numerous good races in defeat.
Hot on the heels of the down-to-earth organisation's victory in last week's Nell Gwyn Stakes through Esentepe, recent purchase Penitent
drew a length and threequarters clear of Princess Haya's Questioning, with 15-8 favourite Famous Name a distant third in the colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah.
William Haggas saddled High Low (1992), Very Wise (2007) and Penitent
(2010) to win the Lincoln and has a major contender in Fury, who was this time last year being prepared for the 2000 Guineas, in which he finished fifth.
Now with David O'Meara, Penitent
was bought for 40,000 guineas by Middleham Park Racing at the Tattersalls Sales in October and was sent to the Nawton handler.
Inside, the penitent
has a view out a single stained-glass window that illuminates both the penitent
and the priest behind the tasteful oak-framed screen.
is another potential winner for the English raiders when he lines up the Celebration Stakes.
WILLIAM Haggas is far from certain to have a runner in the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday - even though he has three possibles in last year's winner Penitent
plus Shamali and Kalk Bay.
WILLIAM HAGGAS, who last year won the William Hill Lincoln with Penitent
, may not be represented this year as concerns surround all three of his entries.