Horse racing: Kingman is upstaged at Sandown

Ladys First (left), ridden by Tony Hamilton and Integral (right) ridden by Ryan Moore finished in a dead heat in The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes during the Betfred Summer Raceday at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. PIC: PA

Ladys First (left), ridden by Tony Hamilton and Integral (right) ridden by Ryan Moore finished in a dead heat in The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes during the Betfred Summer Raceday at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. PIC: PA

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Kingman was the star of the show in winning Sandown’s Betfred Mobile Solario Stakes but there was a far better finish to be found in the other Group Three event.

Ladys First (7-1) and Tony Hamilton were passed a furlong out in the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Atalanta Stakes by Ryan Moore on the 13-8 favourite Integral before wrestling the lead back with 150 yards remaining.

Moore, though, galvanised Integral for yet another challenge and the pair were so tight at the post that a dead-heat was called.

Sir Michael Stoute, who tried Integral in the Nassau Stakes last time out, said: “I’m relieved, really, as Ryan went too early, he said he messed up.

“She’s still a bit immature, she proved that in the Nassau, so she’s just learning her trade but she has a lot of talent.

“It’s too early to say where she’ll go but I’ll contemplate running her in the Sun Chariot.”

Hamilton said: “I thought Ryan had got me but my filly is very brave, she’s run a lot of big races this year and it’s great she has won a Group Three.”

John Gosden’s Kingman shortened slightly as next year’s 2000 Guineas favourite as James Doyle’s much-publicised debut as Khalid Abdullah’s new retained rider went smoothly.

A two-length defeat of rivals rated over 100 was more than respectable but unlike the juvenile’s explosive entrance at Newmarket in June, this was more a performance of controlled power for the 2-7 favourite.

Abdullah’s racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, said: “When he was asked to quicken he quickened really nicely and that’s the most important thing. “We have to aim a bit higher now, and that would include the Jean-Luc Lagardere or the Dewhurst.

“I would think the Dewhurst would be the main option. I would think a mile, mile and a quarter would be the limit of him next year.”

Sadly it was not all smooth sailing for Doyle as Abdullah’s Lilyfire (5-2 joint-favourite) got hopelessly trapped behind horses in the betfred.com Nursery before flashing home for second behind Moore and Gown (14-1). You cannot keep a good man down, though, and Doyle bounced back immediately on Gerard Butler’s Rainbow Beauty (16-1) in the Betfred Double Delight/Hat Trick Heaven Handicap.

Robert Eddery enjoyed a notable moment in his training career as Vasily (12-1) collected the Betfred TV & Levy Board Handicap and can be aimed for the Dubai Carnival.

Burning Thread (7-1) dominated the Betfred Goals Galore Handicap for Adam Beschizza and Tim Etherington.

Meanwhile, Boom And Bust has earned a trip to France on Arc weekend after another decent showing at Goodwood.

Marcus Tregoning’s gelding was third in the Lennox Stakes at the Glorious meeting and second to Afsare at Salisbury before he was chased down by Lockwood in the Supreme Stakes.

“He deserves to win one of those and it was another good effort,” said Tregoning. “Unfortunately there isn’t anything left at Goodwood now but we’ll look at the Group Two Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Longchamp in October.”

On The Fringe ridden by jockey Jamie Codd (left). PIC: PA

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