Morawij (10/11 favourite) took Sandown's Scurry Stakes.

Last Updated: 15/06/13 4:35pm

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Morawij: Won the Listed Scurry Stakes

Morawij: Won the Listed Scurry Stakes

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Morawij (10/11 favourite) made the most of his rail draw to make all the running in the Listed Novae Bloodstock Insurance Scurry Stakes at Sandown.

Roger Varian's charge burst out from stall one for Ryan Moore and was soon in command down the five-furlong chute.

March came from the clouds to claim second place but was a neck down at the line, with Sandreamer a further three and three-quarter lengths away in third place.

Varian said: "He's got a naturally low head carriage. He has a lovely attitude. He's very powerfully built and is a very fast horse.

"When you get stall one here at Sandown you have to go very hard and take your chances when you're drawn so well so Ryan did the right thing and thankfully he got the job done.

"He's so fast he'd be ideally suited to a sharper five furlongs. We could almost ride him a bit more patiently and use his speed at the end of a race.

"Ideally we will look at the King George Stakes at Goodwood, where the track should be ideal for him - he ran well there in the Molecomb last year.

"I would like to give him one before that and haven't really examined all the options, other than a race at the Curragh at the end of June."Roserrow made it a stunning 169-1 double for Balding when taking the Novae Insurance Handicap in the hands of Jimmy Fortune.

The 11/1 shot was pursued by the gambled-on Danchai (4/1) but Frankie Dettori's mount could not close down the leader, who had a length to spare at the line.

Balding said: "Jimmy was full of confidence about this horse. I came here thinking both Ningara and this one would go close - they had both been in good form at home."

The winner is in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, but Balding has Stirring Ballad lined up for Wednesday's feature handicap, with Roserrow instead set return to Sandown for a race on July.

Lupo D'Oro ended a lean spell for Maidstone trainer John Best with a deserved triumph under James Doyle in the Pritch London Handicap.

The rain which unexpectedly fell before the start assisted the cause of the 5-1 winner, who held the late thrust of Rocket Rob by three-quarters of a length.

Best said: "He's run well every time this year and hasn't had any respite from the handicapper.

"He'd been so unlucky before this, getting stopped in his run on both his previous outings.

"Then in his earlier days he had the misfortune to come against Pearl Secret twice.

"I wish we had another 10 like him in the yard - if we did it would make the game so much easier."

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