Great Yarmouth provides John Gosden’s charge with debut victory

PUBLISHED: 19:52 17 August 2017

Trainer John Gosden had a debut winner at Great Yarmouth. Picture:  PA

Trainer John Gosden had a debut winner at Great Yarmouth. Picture: PA

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Il Primo Sole made a thoroughly impressive debut as he strolled to victory in the opening Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes at Great Yarmouth.

John Gosden’s charge was sent off a 3-1 shot for the seven-furlong heat and he made short work of his 13 rivals, shooting clear in the hands of Robert Tart with a furlong still to run.

Tart was able to start easing his mount down some way from the line and Il Primo Sole, who is entered in next month’s Royal Lodge Stakes, cantered home by four and a half lengths from favourite Tanseeq.

Hope Is High (11-10 favourite) was a similarly clear-cut winner of the Bet totejackpot At Handicap.

A course-and-distance winner for trainer John Berry back in June, the four-year-old had been edged out by just a head at this track at the start of the month.

She made amends for that narrow defeat in style, though, with Silvestre de Sousa pushing on for home three furlongs out as Hope Is High triumphed by an easy seven lengths at the line.

Hajaj and Voi fought out an exciting finish to the Bet totequadpot At Handicap with Hajaj just prevailing for Charlie Fellowes.

Sent off the 5-2 favourite, Hajaj produced his winning challenge inside the final furlong, just edging out Voi by a neck in the hands of Stevie Donohoe.

Multicultural (8-1) finished with plenty of purpose to lift the Bet toteexacta At Handicap.

Call Me Grumpy, the 2-1 favourite, and Shyron provided a stern test for the James Tate-trained winner but Multicultural responded for pressure to get the best of a three-way finish.

Martin Harley’s mount eventually pulled two lengths clear of the market leader, with a length back to Shyron.

Ballet Concerto demonstrated his battling qualities as he gained a hard-fought success in the totepool Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury.

Having claimed the John Smith’s Cup on his previous start, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old took the drop back to a mile and step up to Group Three company in his stride.

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