After looking beaten early in the stretch run, Sheikhzayedroad never quit and caught both Windhoek and Secret Gesture in the final strides to win Saturday’s Skybet York Stakes (G2). A winner on his seasonal debut at Meydan in January, that’s now consecutive wins for the son of Dubawi. According to trainer David Simcock, a chance in the Canadian International over 1 1/2 miles in October is on the agenda. Read more on the race from the Racing Post.
At Ascot, it was a scintillating performance from Taghrooda to defeat the boys in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, winning from Telescope and Dubai World Cup second Mukhadram. Taghrooda is quoted a best-priced 7-1 to win the Arc.