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  • 13:50 Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £55,000 added 3yo+ 18 ran
  • Winner £32,560 2nd £12,314 3rd £6,154 4th £3,074
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 25.37s
  • Off time: 13:50:25

Sunday Times takes Sceptre

Retirement on the cards for impressive winner

Last Updated: 13/09/12 3:07pm

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Sunday Times: Sprung a surprise in the Sceptre Stakes

Sunday Times: Sprung a surprise in the Sceptre Stakes

Sunday Times revealed an impressive turn of foot to win the Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster.

Peter Chapple-Hyam's filly finished runner-up in the Cheveley Park Stakes as a juvenile but had shown little this season.

Switched off towards the rear by Jamie Spencer, she quickened up to swamp Godolphin's Gamilati inside the final furlong to win going away by a length. Valencha was third.

"I thought she might be in the first four or five but that she might not get home as she hadn't run for a while," said Chapple-Hyam.

"The Guineas just took everything off her, she didn't stay.

"We turned her out with the idea of a late campaign.

"Now she's won a Group race I'd probably retire her at the end of this season but the owner is a sportsman.

"Seven furlongs is her trip and there aren't many races for her."

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