Martin Pipe's charge was driven into the lead before the run for home and was eased down
in the closing stages.
Owned by Jack Hanson and Sir Alex Ferguson among others, the High Chaparral colt won a Lingfield maiden eased down
by six lengths but would need supplementing for the Classic.
Andrew Balding's three-year-old, owned by George Strawbridge of Lucarno fame, bounded away to bring up the hat-trick by an eased down
three-quarters of a length from House.
There was drama too at the end of the Thresher Classic Trial when Darryll Holland appeared to mistake the winning post and eased down
, but his horse Fantastic Light still scrambled home in a photo finish.
Mullins was completing a double, having won the 2m4f maiden hurdle with Themoonandsixpence, who scored, eased down
, by a length and a half under Paul Townend.
After jumping into the lead at the third-last, the 5-1 shot cruised clear swinging on the bit and was ultimately eased down
by Liam Heard as he saw off Romany Dream by 11 lengths.
The powerfully-built gelding made all the running under Jamie Spencer to win eased down
by two lengths.
The Paul Nicholls-trained four-year-old, a smart juvenile hurdler last season, never put a foot wrong on the soft ground for Mick Fitzgerald and cruised clear after jumping the fourth last to score eased down
by 15 lengths from Nowator.
Always travelling well within himself yesterday, the son of Anabaa Blue was at the head of affairs early in the straight and quickened like a class act to score by three lengths eased down
Felicity, the 15-8 favourite, was held in second place behind the front- running Uraib when Fortune eased down
, only to be caught on the line and beaten a short-head for the runner-up's slot by the staying on Force Of Nature.
The 7lb claimer eased down
inside the final furlong and lost fourth by head to Two Steps To Go.
May 10, 2001 Darryll Holland Eased down
Island House close home to be beaten a short head by Kieren Fallon on Adilabad in the Group 3 Huxley Stakes at Chester.