Van in express delivery
Friday 27 July 2012
Kieren Fallon made up for the disappointment of losing out in the big race when he steered Van Ellis to victory in the Sky Bet Dash at York.
The Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old (8-1) was dropping down to six furlongs for the first time since making his racecourse debut in April and showed he had the pace to foil a big field of seasoned handicappers.
Challenging for the lead over a furlong out, Van Ellis veered under pressure from the centre of the course towards the stands side, but he lost little ground and came home a length and a quarter to the good over Gramercy, with Tax Free half a length away in third.