Donativum, a 120,000gns son of Cadeaux Genereux, swooped late for victory in the inaugural Tattersalls Timeform Million, winning by half a length at 33/1.
A confident John Gosden said: “His form was solid and I wasn’t worried about the 33/1. He’s been working extremely well. He ran in a maiden at Leicester and the horse that won the Chesham (Free Agent) won it and he knocked him over.
“He doesn’t like to run in a straight line, he likes to run all over the place. So we gelded him and he came back and won his maiden in fine style.”
Gosden continued: “He’ll definitely get a mile - his brother won at Del Mar in California and it’s a tough, top of the ground family. He’s always had a lot of ability but he had a bit of a way about him which had to be dealt with. I don’t think he’ll run again this season.”
MEEHAN DELIGHTED WITH SECOND AND THIRD IN TATTERSALLS MILLION
Manton handler Brian Meehan was delighted with the performances of Crowded House (a 75,000 guineas purchase) and Nasri (a 130,000 guineas purchase), who finished second and third respectively in the first running of the Tattersalls Timeform Million, the most valuable sales race ever run.
Crowded House, a 12/1 chance, went down by half a length under Mick Kinane, just failing to repel the challenge of Donativum while 7/1 hope Nasri was a further length back in third under Jamie Spencer after holding every chance in the final furlong.
Meehan said: “Ask me tomorrow morning for my reaction, I’m still trying to take it all in!
“I am delighted with the performances of my two runners. Absolutely thrilled.
“I am not sure about future plans this season. We need to go home digest what has happened today first.
“I would hope both horses could develop into Guineas contenders next year.”
TATTERSALLS TIMEFORM MILLION £1,000,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo, which were catalogued in Part 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, 2007, and which have been declared by Tattersalls Ltd as eligible to be entered and run in accordance with the relevant rules. Weights colts & geldings 9st 3lb, fillies 8st 12lb Entries 184 pay £2,000 1st Forfeit 159 pay £2,500; 2nd Forfeit 94 pay £2,500 Confirmed 27 pay £3,000 Penalty value 1st £492,500; 2nd £197,000; 3rd £98,400; 4th £59,100; 5th £39,300; 6th £19,700
1 DONATIVUM (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-3 Martin Dwyer  33/1
2 CROWDED HOUSE (Paul Reddam, Mrs C Burrell & J Harvey) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Mick Kinane  12/1
3 NASRI (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Jamie Spencer  7/1
4 LIBERATION (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Greg Fairley  2/1f
5 MAFAAZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 2-9-3 Richard Hills  16/1
6 MONITOR CLOSELY (IRE) (Lawrie Inman) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-3 Alan Munro 
7 PRINCE SIEGFRIED (FR) (David Brownlow) Andrew Balding 2-9-3 William Buick 
8 SRI PUTRA (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 2-9-3 Philip Robinson 
9 SOHCAHTOA (IRE) (Sue Brendish) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Dane O'Neill 
10 WEALD PARK (USA) (The Heffer Syndicate) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes 
11 HIGH ALERT (Susan Roy & Mountgrange Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-3b Shane Kelly 
12 GYR (IRE) (Prince Ahmed Faisal) John Dunlop 2-9-3 Richard Mullen 
13 FELDAY (Mrs R Hammond) Hughie Morrison 2-9-3 Steve Drowne 
14 IMPOSING (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-3 Ryan Moore 
15 SIGN OF APPROVAL (Cyril Wall) Karl Burke 2-9-3 Chris Hayes 
16 CRY OF FREEDOM (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed A Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Darryll Holland 
17 LAURIE GROVE (IRE) (Mrs L Askew) Terry Mills 2-9-3 Michael Hills 
18 SATWA LAIRD (ThelamprellPartnership) Ed Dunlop 2-9-3 Chris Catlin 
19 HIGHLAND STORM (D Fish) James Given 2-9-3 Jim Crowley 
20 SEMINOLE (IRE) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-3 Robert Havlin 
21 KING'S SABRE (Jones, Haim, Kelly & Kennedy) William Muir 2-9-3 Daragh O'Donohoe 
22 GREEN AGENDA (The Green Dot Partnership) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 J-P Guillambert 
23 HAPPY DAY (IRE) (Lady Laidlaw) David Wachman IRE 2-9-3 Wayne Lordan 
P DARK HUMOUR (IRE) (Newtownanner Stud, D Keough, Sir Michael Smurfit) Dermot Weld IRE 2-9-3v1 Eddie Ahern 
24 ran Distances: 1/2, 1, hd, 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 1/2, nk, nk, nk, 1 1/2, 1/2, nse, 1 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 1/4, nk, 1 1/2, hd, 2, 17, 2 1/4
Breeder: Stratford Place Stud Breeding: ch or gr g Cadeaux Genereux - Miss Universe (IRE)
Time: 1m 24.22s Totes: Win: £70.70 Places: £14.50;£4.60; £2.60 Exacta: £969.80