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  • 15:50 Macmillan Charity Sprint Trophy 6f

  • (Handicap) £100,000 added 3yo 19 ran
  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 9.84s
  • Off time: 15:50:43

Soul all heart in York sprint

Last Updated: 15/06/13 11:19pm

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Body And Soul charges to victory at York

Body And Soul charges to victory at York

Tim Easterby paid only £7,500 for Body And Soul and the filly took her earnings to well over £300,000 after holding off Moviesta in the Macmillan Charity Sprint Trophy at York.

Easterby often targets his best three-year-old at this valuable prize and took the spoils for the third time in 11 years.

Having bagged the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury and Redcar's Two-Year-Old Trophy last season, Body And Soul has more than paid her way in what has already been a profitable career.

After a pleasing comeback at Ripon, where she finished fifth against older horses, Body And Soul was backed into 7/1 favouritism and hit the front two furlongs out under Duran Fentiman.

Moviesta, winner of his last two races for Bryan Smart, had done a passable impression of Dawn Approach in the Derby for the first two furlongs - throwing his head about - and it was to his credit he battled on to be only beaten a neck, with Barracuda Boy third and Heaven's Guest fourth.

Easterby said: "She's a tremendous horse. It's been hard training her this year because she had a hard season at two and I had this in mind from last year but I couldn't rush her.

"She was eating well but just in the early spring she wasn't quite right.

"We had the decision to make and I didn't want to go in Listed races with a penalty for her Listed win and as she's rated 95 this was the obvious place to come.

"We'll probably go the Ayr Gold Cup route as there's no programme for three-year-old sprinters. Duran rides her very well."

Ritchie Fiddes, part-owner of Moviesta, said: "It's frustrating coming so close but after pulling like he did early in the race we're thrilled.

"This was the right race to come for and we're going home knowing we've got the best horse in the race.

"We can look at stepping him up in to Listed races now."

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