I thought he'd run well but I'm slightly surprised he won," admitted Lee, who trains the son of Needle Gun
for Dutch native Dr Maria Hinfelaar and her husband Graham Park.
Warrsan's trainer Clive Brittain said: "Luso won it twice, Needle Gun
was second and now their half-brother has finished third so I'll have to bring him back - three half-brothers.
IMPRESSIVE Champagne Stakes winner Petardia (M Hills) goes into a few notebooks after the Geoff Wragg colt blunts the challenge of Clive Brittain's Needle Gun
And to add to the bizarre sequence of events, the shooting happened outside a pub called the Needle Gun
Trainer Clive Brittain has long held a high opinion of Cloud Castle, halister of stable stars Needle Gun
and Luso, but his big race ambitions have focused on the Oaks for which she is now 10-1 joint favourite with Coral.
Valanour has come from France and Glory of Dancer, Needle Gun
and Prince of Andros from England.
Brittain trained each of the mare's celebrated runners, namely Gallinule Stakes winner Needle Gun
(by Sure Blade), multiple Group 1 winner Luso (by Salse), the Group 1-placed Cloud Castle (by In The Wings) and dual German champion Warrsan (by Caerleon), who won consecutive renewals of the Coronation Cup.
But Bowen didn't let his son of Needle Gun
put his feet up, and he was third to Nonantais at Uttoxeter a week later.
The other European contender, Needle Gun
, came in seventh.
Clive Brittain, who saddles outsider Needle Gun
, added: "My horse doesn't know he is 100-1 and I'm not going to tell him
David Brace, owner of Dunraven Stud Farm, and Needle Gun
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