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  • 14:30 Blue Square Premier Thoroughbred Stakes 1m

  • (listed) £50,000 added 3yo 9 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 41.30s
  • Off time: 14:31:07

Zacinto Back In Style

Last Updated: 01/08/09 2:58pm

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Zacinto makes a winning reappearance.

Zacinto makes a winning reappearance.

Zacinto continued to show the abundant promise of his juvenile career with a successful reappearance in the Blue Square Premier Stakes.

The 5-2 favourite, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, had looked a world-beater when making a winning debut at Sandown last July and was second in the Champagne Stakes on his only other run.

Ryan Moore held on to the colt until half a furlong from home and bustled him along to hold Hartley by a head.

"He's a very decent horse, we think very highly of him, and he came back from the Champagne not quite right so the staff have done brilliantly to get him back from a long time off," said the trainer.

"We were a little scared about the ground but he handled it OK and he's got a bright future this fellow.

"He has an entry in the QEII and will stick to a mile for the time being, but we have always thought he'd be better at a mile and a quarter."

James Bethell said of the runner-up: "So near yet so far, and Philip Robinson said he has never ridden a horse who tries so hard.

"I was delighted with his last run at Chester, and the form of that is working out well.

"I suppose the City Of York Stakes at the Ebor meeting may be his next target."

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