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  • 14:50 Totesport.com Summer Mile Stakes 1m

  • (group 2) (rnd) £100,000 added 4yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places;Round Course;Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 40.43s
  • Off time: 14:53:16

Premio Loco Bags Summer Mile

Last Updated: 10/07/10 5:35pm

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Premio Loco (left) wins the Summer Mile.

Premio Loco (left) wins the Summer Mile.

Premio Loco is used to Group-race success on the continent but has found the winning ticket nearer to home too and he stepped up to the plate under a daring George Baker ride in the totesport.com Summer Mile at Ascot.

Chris Wall's six-year-old is thriving with age and followed up last month's Criterion Stakes win at Newmarket for his first British Group Two triumph.

The 4-1 chance was still towards the rear with two furlongs left to run, but Baker threaded a needle up the rail and survived a couple of bumps to deny French raider Vertigineux and 5-2 favourite Dream Eater by a length and a neck.

Wall said: "He is tough and had to go through a narrow gap to win at Goodwood last year, so I had no worries about the horse or jockey being brave.

"He is not in the Sussex Stakes, but deserves a shot at a Group One now having won a Group Two.

"There is also the Prix Jacques le Marios and the Moulin and if we can avoid Goldikova and Paco Boy then who knows."

The stewards took a dim view of Baker's race-winning dash and suspended him for four days (July 25-27 and 29) for careless riding.

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