Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes
Group 3, Haydock Park 14:30
£63,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 2f 100y, Class 1   
Saturday 12th August 2017

1 Frankuus 8/1
2 Mount Logan 6/1
3 Laraaib 2/1F
11 ran NR: Baydar, Spark Plug Distances: ¾l, 5l, hd
Time: 2m 14.46s (slow by 6.46s)

Joe Fanning and Frankuus dictate matters to land Rose

Frankuus
Frankuus

Given a bold ride by Joe Fanning, the grey son of Frankel dictated affairs from pillar to post to score at odds of 8-1.

Frankuus set a brisk gallop in the Group Three over an extended mile and a quarter and gained an even greater advantage at the top of the home straight.

Mount Logan emerged from the ruck as his nearest challenger, but Mark Johnston's inmate had flown and held on by three-quarters of a length.

Laraaib had won three on the spin for the Owen Burrows team, but the 2-1 favourite could only finish third - another five lengths in arrears.

Johnston said: "I thought he was a little bit stuck between two stools in that he wasn't quite top class, but he was too high for handicaps.

"He's been running good races, but last time was definitely his best run of the season. On paper he had a bit to find today, but we knew he liked the track - he won here last year - and he had conditions in his favour.

"He does handle cut in the ground. All horses like good ground, but not all appreciate some give.

"I will have to go back and think about what to do next, but it would be nice to get another Group win out of him because its been frustrating for his owners."

Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes
£63,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 2f 100y, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Frankuus (IRE) 8/1 J Fanning
8-9
M Johnston 3
2nd (3) ¾ Mount Logan (IRE) 6/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-3
R Varian 6
3rd (12) 5 Laraaib (IRE) 2/1f Jim Crowley
8-9
Owen Burrows 3
4th (5) hd Euginio (IRE) 14/1 Tom Marquand
8-9
R Hannon 3
5th (11) Gabrial (IRE) 25/1 P Hanagan
9-3
R A Fahey 8
6th (7) 1 Arthenus 14/1 D Tudhope
9-3
J R Fanshawe 5
7th (6) Autocratic 17/2 T E Durcan
9-6
Sir Michael Stoute 4
8th (9) nk Francis Of Assisi (IRE) 15/2 A Kirby
9-3
C Appleby 7
9th (1) s.h Ayrad (IRE) 11/1 R Kingscote
9-3
R Charlton 6
10th (2) Restorer 50/1 D C Costello
9-3
W R Muir 5
11th (13) 2 Larchmont Lad (IRE) 14/1 David Probert
8-9
R Hannon 3
NR (10) Baydar Non Runner
9-3
H Palmer 4
NR (4) Spark Plug (IRE) P J Smullen
9-3
B J Meehan 6