Europe’s richest Flat handicap left was a benefit for the punters rather than the bookies here on Saturday as Fujaira Prince, the 11-2 favourite, powered clear of his field inside the final furlong to land the first prize and win the Ebor by half a length.

Glencadam Glory (25-1) finished second with Nicky Henderson’s Verdana Blue (9-1), more familiar to backers as a Grade One-winning hurdler, back in third.

12.45 Duty Girl
1.15 Finisk River
1.45 Glan Y Gors
2.15 Yccs Portocervo
2.45 Takingitallin
3.15 Dee Star
3.50 Carys’ Commodity
4.20 That’s My Dubai

1.20 Ready Freddie Go
1.55 Lethal Blast
2.25 Hard Solution
2.55 Blazing Hot
3.30 Harbour Vision
4.05 Freedom And Wheat
4.40 Notion Of Time
5.10 My Brother Mike
5.40 Kings Royal Hussar

Sandown Park
1.25 Maximal
2.00 Mountain Peak
2.30 Victory Chime (nap)
3.05 Billesdon Brook
3.40 Etonian
4.15 Dandys Derriere (nb)
4.50 Sun Tide
5.20 Yellow Tiger

Andrea Atzeni quickly settled Fujaira Prince towards the head of the field and his mount responded well when asked for a finishing effort inside the final two furlongs.

“You can put him anywhere in a race and that makes life a lot easier,” Atzeni said as he returned to unsaddle. “Before he won at [Royal] Ascot, he hadn’t run for a year. He won nicely that day and we’ve come on here and it’s a great race to win.”

Racing TV

Fujaira Prince lands the @SkyBet Ebor for favourite backers!

This classy Royal Ascot winner remains unbeaten this season, and in Britain’s richest Flat handicap this year for @varianstable and @Atzenijockey 👏 #EborAtHome @yorkracecourse

August 22, 2020

Roger Varian’s six-year-old was cut to 20-1 (from 40-1) by Paddy Power for the Melbourne Cup in November.



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