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York

  • 16:15 Julia Graves Roses Stakes 5f

  • (Listed) £40,000 added 2yo 6 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 0.22s
  • Off time: 16:16:06

Hoyam wins Roses battle

Smart youngsters fight out Listed finish

Last Updated: 25/08/12 4:41pm

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Hoyam: Scored under a confident Jamie Spencer

Hoyam: Scored under a confident Jamie Spencer

Hoyam was given a typically confident ride by Jamie Spencer on route to winning what looked a competitive Julia Graves Roses Stakes at York.

Michael Bell's 3-1 chance looked to have nowhere to go a little over a furlong out, with Spencer sat last and behind a wall of horses.

Favourite Fire Eyes looked the likely winner when taking a couple of lengths out of the field, but Hoyam fairly sprinted down the centre of the track once switched wide and was well on top at the end.

Spencer said: "I was following the David Barron horse (Cosmic Chatter) as I thought he was my biggest danger, but he nearly took me out of the race.

"The second has run a very big race, because my horse had had four runs and was far more experienced. I would say they are two very smart two-year-olds."

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