Light shining bright

Echo Of Light looks to have got over his wayward tendencies as he showed when putting up a very polished performance to win the Conditions Stakes at Doncaster on Friday.

Echo Of Light looks to have got over his wayward tendencies as he showed when putting up a very polished performance to win the Conditions Stakes at Doncaster on Friday.

The Godolphin colt swerved off the course at Windsor two starts ago but he got himself and his season back on track with a confidence-boosting success in a Yarmouth maiden a fortnight later.

He progressed again to hand out a seven-length thrashing of Khyber Kim on Town Moor after making all the running under Kerrin McEvoy.

“Easy money,” said trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

He added: “He was a big baby last year and he is improving all the time. After every race he learns more each time.

“He was still a little bit keen early on here but he had the class.

“There are no plans for him at the moment but we will find a better race if we run him again this season. A Listed race could be possible for him.

“He will be much better next year and I think a mile and a half will be no problem for him.”

Marcus Tregoning’s grand old campaigner Mubtaker comfortably coped with his solitary rival Brahminy Kite to record the 11th success of his career under Richard Hills in the Listed Doncaster Audi Troy Stakes.

The ground had eased following heavy rain and as a result three of the five declared runners were withdrawn from the £30,000 (€44,389) mile-and-a-half contest.

Hills sent Mubtaker to the front from the outset and he did not have to work very hard to see off Brahminy Kite, who made his effort two and a half furlongs out, but did not look that keen, and Tregoning’s eight-year-old went away again to score by four lengths.

Tregoning was at his Lambourn base, but Hills said: “That was a good exercise for him, it will keep him ticking over and there are quite a few options for him now.

“But I think he will definitely go for the Cumberland Lodge (at Newmarket), the Irish St Leger will come too soon for him.

“There is also a Group One in Milan, but we have to make quick decisions about when we can run him and go when we can, he has been really bouncing at home so we came here, if we had waited then something may have gone wrong.”

Sendintank is the new favourite for the totesport Cesarewitch after his dramatic last-gasp victory in the Ladbrokes Mallard Stakes.

After he had caught the front-running Cristoforo close home to score by three-quarters of a length, Coral made Sendintank their 6-1 favourite for the Cesarewitch with Ladbrokes, VC Bet and William Hill quoting 7-1, while totesport have the gelding at 8-1.

Trainer Stuart Williams confirmed the progressive five-year-old on course for next month’s Newmarket marathon.

He said: “The Cesarewitch is the main target. He will get a penalty but I would still like to think he would have a chance. He travels well for a distance horse.”

Princess Cleo, disqualified after being first past the post at Southwell in July, more than made up for her demotion with victory in the £40,000 (€59,185) DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes.

Trainer Tim Easterby contested the Southwell stewards’ decision at the Jockey Club but he lost his appeal.

However, it all worked out right for the connections of the filly when they netted the winner’s purse of £27,000 (€39,950).

“She has actually won a race before but I won’t say any more about that,” Easterby said.

“That was great – justice has been done.”

Elliots World had his odds for the totesport Cambridgeshire clipped into 16-1 from 20-1 by Paddy Power after he gained an overdue first success of the campaign in the Wilfreda Beehive Trophy.

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