Pallasator produces in Queen Alexandra Stakes

Sat 23 Jun 2018

The giant Pallasator claimed the Queen Alexandra Stakes, the final race of Royal Ascot 2018.

A former winner of the Doncaster Cup when trained by Sir Mark Prescott, the nine-year-old joined Gordon Elliott last year to embark on a belated jumping career in the hope it would revitalise a stayer who had displayed his quirks on several occasions.

The switch had the desired effect as Pallasator appeared totally reformed in Ireland and having won twice over hurdles during the spring, he was an 11-2 chance switched back to the Flat in this near two-and-three-quarter-mile contest.

Jamie Spencer’s mount travelled strongly on the heels of the leaders and although he wandered under pressure in the final two furlongs, he came home comfortably clear of 40-1 shot Renneti, trained by Elliott’s great rival Willie Mullins.

Mullins also saddled the 11-8 favourite Thomas Hobson, but he encountered traffic problems after being held up by Ryan Moore and never threatened to land a telling blow.

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