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  • 15:20 Toronado Carnarvon Stakes 6f 8y

  • (Listed) £70,000 added 3yo 10 ran
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Result
  • Winning time: 1m 12.20s
  • Off time: 15:20:34

Log Out Island wins Toronado Carnavon Stakes at Newbury

Last Updated: 14/05/16 3:49pm

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Log Out Island, ridden by James Doyle, wins the Toronado Carnarvon Stakes in taking fashion

Log Out Island, ridden by James Doyle, wins the Toronado Carnarvon Stakes in taking fashion

Log Out Island (7/1) produced an extraordinary display to take Listed honours in the Toronado Carnavon Stakes at Newbury.

James Doyle jumped out in front aboard the three-year-old and quickly opened up an advantage of around 10 lengths in the six furlong contest.

His rivals raced in a group behind and clearly expected the runaway leader to come back to the field but the jockeys began to give out some distress signals with over a furlong to run as Log Out Island showed no sign of stopping.

Remarkable did emerge from the pack to give chase as Log Out Island began to tire but he still had over three lengths in hand at the line as he completed a double on the card for trainer Richard Hannon.

There were a further three and three quarter lengths back to 40/1 chance Buying Trouble in third.

The winner was wearing a hood for the first time having been beaten 12 lengths on his reappearance at Chelmsford City but had shown smart form as a juvenile, including when second over course and distance in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes.

Doyle said: "We tried to hang on to him at Chelmsford over seven (furlongs) to see where we were at with him and he just wanted to fight me.

"We popped the hood on and dropped back in trip. I spoke to Richard in the paddock and he said 'they'll have to be going some to catch him'. He was bang right.

"He was in a race of his own, but I didn't feel like I was going that quick, which is usually a good sign. He wasn't pulling like he usually does, so I was saving energy all the time.

"It was a pretty good performance."

Sky Bet cut the winner to 10/1 from 50s for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

"It was horrible (to watch). They don't very often win when they go that quick. James has given him one of the greatest rides ever, I would say. They went very quick and never came back to him."
Richard Hannon

Hannon said: "It was horrible (to watch). They don't very often win when they go that quick. James has given him one of the greatest rides ever, I would say. They went very quick and never came back to him.

"I'm delighted as he's a very talented horse on his day and for some reason he loses it slightly when he comes to the races.

"He behaved well today and I think the hood enabled him to finish his race.

"Whether he can hold it together at Ascot in the Commonwealth Cup I don't know, but he was pretty impressive there."

Chris Richardson is managing director for the owners of the John Gosden-trained Remarkable, Cheveley Park Stud.

He said: "There were not too many front-runners in the race and the winner took advantage of that. We needed a bit of cover and I'm thrilled with our horse.

"We wanted to go somewhere where there's a little bit of ease in the ground, that's why we came here rather than going for a race at Newmarket, as it was always going to be a bit quick going into the dip.

"I think he's a strong stayer over six furlongs and he may be a seven-furlong horse.

"Maybe something like the Jersey might be an option at Royal Ascot."

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