Sport Horse Racing

Monday 20 November 2017

Day in sun for Cecil filly

Henry Cecil's Midday recorded the fourth Group One win of her career in a dramatic Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York - with old rival Sariska refusing to race.

While the latter entered the stalls without turning a hair, as soon as the gates opened she stood still under Jamie Spencer and her race was over before it began.

Midday (11-4), who won her second Nassau Stakes on her latest start, travelled strongly throughout under Tom Queally and cruised to the front two furlongs from home.

This year's dual Oaks winner Snow Fairy tracked her to the furlong marker and tried to reel her in, but Midday had too many guns and passed the post three lengths ahead.

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