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King Of Conquest charges home under Buick

Less than 20 hours on from landing a Grade 1 in the US, William Buick was back in the winner's enclosure after King Of Conquest proved too good in the Listed William Hill Tapster Stakes at Goodwood on Sunday.

The Godolphin five-year-old, who had been pipped on the line when last seen in Group 3 company at Newbury, charged clear to register a first win since May last year.

Buick finished his spell at Saratoga when leading home a stable 1-2 in the Manhattan Stakes aboard Measured Time on Saturday. 

He told Racing TV: "The flight was seven hours and I must have slept for the whole seven, so that's not too bad. I had a great day on Saturday, it was a nice experience and incredible to be over there on a day like that. It was special.

"He [King Of Conquest] was unlucky not to win at Newbury last time, he bumped into an up-and-coming horse [Middle Earth]. You have to ask this horse but he does give it. He likes this track and stays very well."

Surprise result

Lava Stream delivered a 14-1 shock Listed win in the Weatherbys British EBF Agnes Keyser Fillies' Stakes for David O'Meara and Danny Tudhope.

The 79-rated daughter of Too Darn Hot won a Class 5 handicap on her only previous outing this season at Doncaster and showed major improvement to hold off Bolsena, rated 18lb higher, by a neck. Odds-on favourite Sea Just In Time finished sixth of the seven runners.

Tudhope said: "She was always going to improve with time and going up in trip. She's talented and we thought she was capable of getting black type."

 

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