Circus Maximus leads home Aidan O'Brien one-two
Last Updated: 09/05/19 2:57pm
Circus Maximus was a workmanlike winner of the Homeserve Dee Stakes at Chester.
Aidan O'Brien's colt, who was a close-up fourth behind subsequent 2000 Guineas-winning stablemate Magna Grecia at Doncaster in the Futurity Trophy, was sent off the 5-4 favourite.
The Galileo colt was being niggled along at an early stage by Ryan Moore, but did come back on the bridle at halfway.
Turning into the short home straight, as Allmankind dropped away Circus Maximus was left in front and was two lengths clear.
Mohawk, another stablemate and carrying a 5lb penalty, came out of the pack to chase down the winner but could only get within a length and a quarter.
An eyecatcher was Andrew Balding's Fox Chairman, who slightly missed the break and found himself behind a wall of horses when the pace quickened before staying on into third.