Betfair Sprint Cup
|Group 1, Haydock Park 15:30
6f, Class 1
2 Starman EvensF
3 Chil Chil 22/1
11 ran Distances: shd, ¾l, hd
Time: 1m 9.10s (fast by 1.70s)
Emaraaty Ana triumphs in a terrific edition of the Group 1 @Betfair Sprint Cup at @haydockraces! @Atzenijockey gave him a fantastic ride to claim more top sprinting success for the @kevinryanracing team 🏇🏻 pic.twitter.com/am4Kbx0ywP— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) September 4, 2021
Emaraaty Ana, trained by Kevin Ryan, showed his 40-1 second to Winter Power in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York last month was no fluke as he took the Group One showpiece over six furlongs.
Art Power burst out of the stalls and soon set up a decent lead, with Supremacy leading the pack and Emaraaty Ana close to the pace.
Emaraaty Ana picked off Art Power over a furlong out and set sail for home.
Ryan said: “He deserves it, we’ve started riding him patiently and the horse has come alive for doing that.
“I’ve had huge faith in the horse and I’m delighted he’s done it. He’s as good a horse as I’ve trained – his work in a morning is brilliant.
“All my team at home have done a great job, we’re delighted.”
The winner was introduced at 16-1 for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, and Ryan signalled Del Mar as the target – for a race he won last year with Glass Slippers.
He added: “I think that’s where you have to go now.”
The prestigious victory brought up a treble for Andrea Atzeni after his earlier wins on Triple Time and Artistic Rifles.
The rider said: “He’s a horse that everyone kept faith in.
“I can’t tell you what it means to me to win another Group One, it’s been a couple of years since I won one.
“Things can go a bit quiet, but it’s all about the horses and I had a good one underneath me.”
A dejected Ed Walker said of Starman: “There is not a lot to say. There’s no excuses, it’s disappointing.”
Betfair Sprint Cup
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
Going: Good to Firm
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (6) Emaraaty Ana 5 9-3 Kevin Ryan Andrea Atzeni 11/1
2 (10) shd Starman 4 9-3 Ed Walker Tom Marquand EvsF
3 (11) ¾ Chil Chil 5 9-0 Andrew Balding David Probert 22/1
4 (9) hd Happy Romance 3 8-12 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 25/1
5 (2) ¾ Art Power 4 9-3 Tim Easterby Silvestre De Sousa 17/2
6 (8) 1¼ Creative Force 3 9-1 Charlie Appleby William Buick 6/1
7 (1) ½ Garrus 5 9-3 Charles Hills Richard Kingscote 25/1
8 (7) shd Summerghand 7 9-3 David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 25/1
9 (3) 1½ Supremacy 3 9-1 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 20/1
10 (4) ¾ Glen Shiel 7 9-3 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 18/1
11 (5) 2¼ Nando Parrado 3 9-1 Clive Cox Frankie Dettori 28/1