BetBright Solario Stakes
Group 3, Sandown 14:25
£45,000 added,
2yo only,
7f 16y, Class 1   
Saturday 2nd September 2017

1 Masar 11/8F
2 Romanised 7/1
3 Arbalet 14/1
7 ran Distances: 2l, 1¼l, ½l
Time: 1m 27.89s (slow by 0.89s)

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Masar touched off the smart Invincible Army on his racecourse debut at Goodwood in May and lined up at Royal Ascot as a leading contender for the Chesham Stakes.

While Charlie Appleby's charge ultimately came up short, he emerged with plenty of credit after finishing third behind high-class fillies September and Nyaleti, and was an 11/8 favourite to get back on the winning trail in this Group Three event.

Runaway course and distance winner Connect took the field along for much of the seven-furlong contest, with De Bruyne Horse second and Masar settled in third by James Doyle.

Masar quickened up to lead inside the final two furlongs, but was followed through by Ken Condon-trained Irish challenger Romanised.

For a moment it looked as though it might be close, but Masar really asserted his authority late on and passed the post two lengths to the good.

Doyle told ITV Racing: "I thought it was a nice, professional performance.

"He had good form in the book, obviously. Being placed in the Chesham was pretty smart form. We knew he'd see out the trip quite well and we just kept it simple.

"He took a little bit of time to drop down into gear, but once he did he powered away nicely. I was pretty confident after going a furlong. I'd say a step up in trip will suit him."

Appleby immediately nominated the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on September 30 as a possible next port of call.

"I'm delighted. James gave him a lovely ride," said the trainer

"He got the run we were hoping for. We though they (Connect and De Bruyne Horse) were the two pace angles in front of us and he got a dream run round.

"I was confident going into the final furlong he was going to carry on galloping and he galloped out nicely.

"It was a pleasing performance and I hope he's a horse with a bright future.

"He's potentially a horse for the Royal Lodge. We feel next year will be his year, so we'll treat him with some kid gloves, hopefully get another run under our belts and then put him away for the winter."

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Solario Stakes
£45,000.00 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Masar (IRE) 11/8f James Doyle
C Appleby 2
2nd (3) 2 Romanised (IRE) 7/1 S Foley
K J Condon 2
3rd (5) Arbalet (IRE) 14/1 R L Moore
H Palmer 2
4th (1) ½ Purser (USA) 9/2 L Dettori
J H M Gosden 2
5th (6) ¾ Vintager 11/2 Jim Crowley
D Menuisier 2
6th (4) 7 Connect 8/1 A Kirby
C G Cox 2
7th (7) ½ De Bruyne Horse 20/1 S De Sousa
R Hannon 2

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