Chancery storms to York honours
Last Updated: 23/08/13 5:48pm
Chancery: Landed the opening race
David O'Meara's excellent week at York continued as Chancery ran out a decisive winner of the Sky Bet Stakes.
The Nawton-based trainer enjoyed a double on the Thursday's card and his latest runner was a well-backed 7-1 shot after having won at the track on his penultimate start.
The five-year-old loomed up menacingly a furlong down, with Danny Tudhope cutting a confident figure in the saddle.
Chancery extended impressively once let down to come home with a length and a quarter to spare over Rio's Rosanna.
O'Meara, securing his 10th York winner this season, said: "This horse started off life in a bumper and actually ran very well at Cheltenham one day behind The New One.
"This year he was showing that he could come back in trip a little bit. He's won over a mile and a quarter and a mile and a half twice now, so I think his National Hunt days are probably behind him.
"Danny always looked very confident and he travelled as well as I've ever seen him. He could be competitive at a higher level, but I've nothing specific in mind at the moment."
Godolphin landed two Group races on the card and completed a treble when Saeed bin Suroor's Golden Town (4-1) proved much too good for his opponents in the Sky Bet Mobile Convivial Maiden Stakes.
Hugo Palmer's 5-1 chance Short Squeeze followed up last month's Sandown romp with another smart display under Martin Dwyer in the Nationwide Accident Repair Services Stakes.