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Bradsell was an impressive winner of the Coventry Stakes for Hollie Doyle.

Bradsell was an impressive winner of the Coventry Stakes for Hollie Doyle.

A wide-margin winner of his only previous start at York, the Archie Watson-trained juvenile was an 8-1 chance under his record-breaking rider.

Royal Scotsman came out of the pack to throw down the only serious challenge, while the well-fancied Persian Force got going too late as he came out of the pack to claim third.

Doyle was riding her third Royal Ascot winner.


Doyle said: “It was an impressive performance. He got squeezed out of the gates which was frustrating.

“To begin with I thought I was drawn on the wrong side, but once I got into a handy position on the girths of them I knew the further I went the better.

“Two (furlongs) down I was pretty confident as they were all sitting ducks so I just thought ‘let’s get on with this’ and he responded pretty well.

“Off the back performance you’d have to say the world is his oyster.”

Watson added: “I was saying to my fiance Brodie (Hampson) last night when I was looking through the race that anything able to win it by daylight would be a superstar and that is exactly what he has gone and done.

“I’m just delighted, this is the place everyone wants to have winners. We won the Windsor Castle a few years ago with Soldier’s Call and we had a bad old time last year with Dragon Symbol (demoted by stewards) and then we lost the horse, so for us this is massive.”

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