Sangarius wins the Hampton Court Stakes for Sir Michael Stoute
Frankie Detorri makes it two from two at Royal Ascot day three winning the Hampton Court Stakes for Sir Michael Stoute with Sangarius.
Sangarius delivered on his early promise with a clear-cut success in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Sir Michael Stoute's charge was considered a potential star after winning his first two starts as a juvenile, before finishing fourth in the Dewhurst and third on his seasonal reappearance at Sandown.
With form of the latter race working out well after the winner, King Of Comedy, came within a whisker of landing Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes, Sangarius was a 13-2 chance for this 10-furlong Group Three and was always well positioned in the hands of the in-form Frankie Dettori.
After travelling smoothly into the straight, Sangarius was momentarily trapped for room, but was soon able to kick clear and passed the post with two and a quarter lengths in hand.
Supporters of Fox Chairman are likely to be wondering what might have been, with the 7-2 favourite encountering trouble in running after the home turn before staying on at the finish to fill the runner-up spot.