King's Lynn royal winner of big sales race at Doncaster
Last Updated: 12/09/19 6:25pm
King's Lynn carried the colours of the Queen to victory in the Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster.
A promising second on debut at Windsor, the Andrew Balding-trained youngster took a huge step forward to land this valuable contest in the hands of champion jockey-elect Oisin Murphy.
As ever the race was ultra-competitive, and King's Lynn was the least experienced runner in the 20-strong field.
The Cable Bay colt burst clear on entering the final furlong and while several mounted a late challenge from out of the pack, King's Lynn (12-1) had half a length in hand over Repartee at the line, with Toro Strike third.
Murphy said: "I was thrilled. He obviously has a big heart. We trained his mother Kinematic, she was also quite small and he's a good advertisement for his sire (Cable Bay). He's absolutely flying.
"I suppose Andrew, John Warren and Her Majesty will speak, but I think six furlongs is probably OK for him. I imagine he'll sharpen up. Let's see how he develops."