ITV Racing review, Thursday, May 24th

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Published: 25th May 2018

The ITV Racing team broadcasted their first-ever evening meeting from Sandown on Thursday night.

Poet’s Word stayed on strongly up the Sandown Park hill to claim the Matchbook Brigadier Gerard Stakes in front of the ITV Racing cameras.
Jockey Ryan Moore positioned himself on the heels of leader Laraaib from the start.
The Group Three event quickly became something of a match, despite Desert Encounter flattering briefly.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old took an advantage around a furlong and a half out.
Furthermore, the 4-6 favourite extended it through the closing stages, with two and a quarter lengths being the winning margin.
The Saeed Suhail-owned victor had last been seen finishing second in the Sheema Classic at Meydan’s Dubai World Cup night.
It gave trainer Stoute a 10th win in the race and Moore a fifth.


Without Parole made his class count in the Matchbook Is Commision Free Heron Stakes at Sandown.
His victory completed a hat-trick of wins and booked his ticket to Royal Ascot.
Having been forced to miss the 2000 Guineas through injury, the John Gosden-trained Frankel colt backed up his impressive success at Yarmouth with a workmanlike display
Despite the ground being softer than ideal, the 4-6 favourite was far too strong for runner up Gabr.
Trainer Ian Williams may have to rethink plans for Magic Circle following his striking success in the Matchbook VIP Henry II Stakes.
The six-year-old gelding claimed the Chester Cup only 13 days ago.

He left his rivals standing in this Group Three prize.
The Fran Berry-ridden horse quickly put daylight between himself and the field.
He crossed the line six lengths clear of Red Verdon.
Sky Bet cut Magic Circle to 20/1 for the Melbourne Cup, but he would need to be supplemented for the Ascot Gold Cup.

Tomorrow’s ITV Racing action comes from Haywood Park, Goodwood and York on ITV 4.

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