The most honest of performers, BRANDO, swooped late to win the Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket this afternoon. Winner of this race 12 months earlier, the son of super sire Pivotal, was always in control of things and won nicely. He went on to Group 1 glory later last year and must be considered for the upcoming sprints this summer.
Earlier in the afternoon, Cheveley Park Stud homebred MAYBRIDE (3yo f. by Mayson), won the very well contested bet365.com Handicap in the style of a good filly. This race has been won by subsequent Group winners PROHIBIT, ACLAIM, DANZENO and ES QUE LOVE over the past decade and hopefully she will gain some of that valuable black type soon.