totepool Sovereign Stakes
|Group 3, Salisbury 16:10
1m, Class 1
|Thursday 11th August 2016|
1 Zonderland 4/1
2 Master The World 11/2
3 Tupi 33/1
NR: Sovereign Debt (IRE), Tullius (IRE)
7 ran Distances: 1¾l, 1½l, hd
TIME 1m 40.35s (slow by 0.85s)
Zonderland bounces back from his Chantilly disappointment to land the Sovereign Stakes
Zonderland provided Clive Cox with back to back wins in the totepool Sovereign Stakes as Massaat was all but pulled up.
The latter was sent off the 4/5 favourite on his first start since finishing ninth in the Derby having taken second in the 2000 Guineas prior to that.
Paul Hanagan was allowed an easy lead in the Group Three contest but was soon sending out distress signals when he asked the Teofilo colt to go and win his race.
Zonderland, sixth in the Guineas, had travelled kindly in his slipstream throughout and eased to the front under Oisin Murhpy and, despite a slight jink to his left in the closing stages, won with something to spare.
Master of The World continued his good run of form to finish a length and a quarter adrift in second.
Zonderland could now follow in the steps of Cox's 2015 winner Kodi Bear and head to Ascot for Champions Day.
totepool Sovereign Stakes (Group 3)
£75,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(5)||Zonderland 4/1||Oisin Murphy
|C G Cox||3|
|2nd||(2)||1¾||Master The World (IRE) 11/2||Jim Crowley
|D R C Elsworth||5|
|3rd||(1)||1½||Tupi (IRE) 33/1||P J Dobbs||R Hannon||4|
|4th||(8)||hd||Tony Curtis 8/1||S M Levey
|5th||(3)||4½||Master Carpenter (IRE) 20/1||F Tylicki
|B R Millman||5|
|6th||(9)||11||Belgian Bill 25/1||S J Drowne
|7th||(6)||21||Massaat (IRE) 4/5f||P Hanagan
|NR||(7)||Tullius (IRE) 6/1||J Fortune
|A M Balding||8|
|NR||(4)||Sovereign Debt (IRE) 7/2||F Norton