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William Buick: Rode Gordon Lord Byron
Gordon Lord Byron landed some notable bets when easily landing the Betfred City of York Stakes on the Knavesmire.
The Irish raider proved easy to back on the track despite being supported in the morning but ran out an easy winner of the seven furlong Listed contest.
The field, reduced by three after the morning rain, were taken along at a sensible gallop given the conditions and Gordon Lord Byron could always be seen travelling strongly in behind Bannock.
William Buick switched the four year old to the inside of Bannock to challenge against the rail and easily picked up Mark Johnston's front runner and won going away by two and three quarter lengths.
There was a further three lengths back to the gambled on Dubawi Sound who had flopped at Glorious Goodwood just days after routing his rivals at Newcastle and this was a much more encouraging run from David Brown's new recruit.
Buick, riding his third winner of the meeting, said: "It's great to come to these big meetings and ride winners.
"He travelled really well and I was a little bit wider than I wanted to be, but he's won very easily."
Trainer Tom Hogan said: "We came here for the better ground. It's been very deep in Ireland this summer.
"He's a stronger horse this year and we felt that if we could find some nice ground, he had a big race in him. William said he'll be better again on better ground.
"We were quite confident today. He was second in a Group Three last time and we felt he didn't get home in the desperate ground.
"He's still in the Sprint Cup at Haydock, but I think we might need a new jockey, because I can't see William getting off the Australian mare (Ortensia), that's if we run there."Ryan Moore would have ridden him today if he hadn't been injured."