Corry claims Scurry honours

Corrybrough stretched his winning sequence to four and confirmed himself as a potential sprint star with an impressive victory in the bettercasino.com Scurry Stakes at Sandown today.

The three-year-old's win provided the highlight of a near 172-1 four-timer for jockey Ryan Moore, who also prevailed on Lady Grace, Voice Coach and Desert Sea.

Henry Candy charted the career of Corrybrough's sire Kyllachy to a Nunthorpe win at four, and similarly the Wantage trainer will be in no rush with the heavily-supported 4-7 winner, who now begins a short summer break.

In what has become his trademark style, Corrybrough looked in trouble at halfway only to find such a turn of foot that he was able to score by a comfortable length and a half from Inxile.

Candy said: "It was a pretty amazing performance to win from that wide on the course.

"I think the ground was OK but it came a bit quick after Beverley, while he was a bit edgy at the start which is not like him.

"I think I'll give him a break - not a long one, perhaps four weeks.

"With a horse like this we'll avoid fast ground and hope to get the cut he needs in the autumn."

Mention of the Prix de l'Abbaye prompted Candy to add: "I said the Abbaye might be a possibility but it's certainly not part of a definite plan.

"An extra furlong will help and it will be six when he has his next race."

The market for the RBS Handicap spoke favourably for Lady Grace (4-1 co-favourite), who also came from what appeared to be an impossible position to take the spoils by a length from Binanti.

William Haggas' filly is in foal to Nayef and the trainer's wife, Maureen, said: "The uphill finish was ideal for her even though the going was a bit quick. I thought Ryan gave her a cracking ride."

Voice Coach (7-4) looked a promising middle-distance horse after a crushing defeat of Craigstown in the RBS Maiden Stakes.

Carrying the colours of Derby second Tartan Bearer, Moore's mount mastered his market rival early in the home straight and powered to a four-and-a-half-length triumph.

Gary Weir, trainer Michael Stoute's travelling head lad, said: "He's a baby but it looks like he's getting better.

"It was a bit daunting coming to a demanding course for his second run but he was more than equal to the task."

Moore rounded out a fruitful day when he swooped to conquer on David Arbuthnot's Desert Sea (7-1) in the RBS Private Banking Handicap.

The winner's circle was awash with people after Steele Tango posted a 16-1 surprise for trainer Roger Teal and jockey Ted Durcan in the opening betterbet.com Handicap.

Teal said: "One of the owners, Darren Waterer, is celebrating his 40th birthday and he hired a double decker bus to bring his family and friends.

"The press thought this horse fluked his win at Kempton but he's stepped up to the plate and delivered again."

Cheveton (7-1) gained reward for his consistency when holding Wibbadune by a length and a half in the betterpoker.com Handicap.

Trainer Richard Price said: "When it rained at Bath (last time out) we knew we were in trouble. Today everything was right for him.

"Faster going and a stiff five furlongs is what's required. He's all power and that was only his third run on turf."

Locally-born Paul Mulrennan made a belated first ride at Sandown a winning one when 12-1 shot Stevie Thunder, trained by Alan Swinbank, took the Better Now Have 40 Shops Handicap from Lindoro.

Mulrennan said: "I'm from Ealing and it's good for the profile to come so close to home and have a winner."

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