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Thursday, 12 September, 2002, 14:08 GMT 15:08 UK
Boreas wins Doncaster Cup
Boreas (centre) edged out Persian Punch (right)
Boreas (centre) edged out Persian Punch (right)
Boreas beat veteran Persian Punch to land the 2m 2f Group Three Doncaster Cup on the second day of the St Leger meeting.

Jamie Spencer's mount, a 7-2 shot trained by Luca Cumani, edged out the long-time leader (15-2) by just over a length.

Darasim (10-1) was a long way back in third, with favourite Jardines Lookout (3-1), ridden by Pat Eddery, in fourth.

The nine-year-old Persian Punch established a big, early lead, with Darasim and Bosham Mill leading the chasing pack.


I said to Jamie before the start that he should take a sleeping pill and take it slowly
Luca Cumani
Trainer of Boreas

At the climb up to Rose Hill, with about a mile and a quarter left to run, the field closed up before Darasim started to threaten in the straight, with Jardines Lookout in third and Boreas tracking in fourth.

Boreas eventually made his move and became Persian Punch's only challenger before outstaying the old-stager on the line.

Winning trainer Luca Cumani said that the tactics had been to wind up the pace slowly.

"I said to Jamie before the start that he should take a sleeping pill and take it slowly."

He added that he was almost sorry to have have won.

"To be honest, I feel a bit sorry for Persian Punch. He deserved to win this race because he is such a fantastic horse and here we are spoiling the party."

But Persian Punch's trainer, David Elsworth, was delighted with his horse's performance.

"This fellow will outlast me. He has run a wonderful race," he said, adding that retirement was still a long way off.

"There is plenty of life left in him and I think now we will go for the Prix du Cadran and the Jockey Club Cup.

"Then he will go home to his owner's for his winter holidays and he'll be back on the treadmill next spring."

There was a sting in the tail for winning jockey Spencer, who was refereed to the stewards of the Jockey Club for using his whip with excessive force and from above shoulder height.

Under the totting-up procedure, the Irishman can expect a suspension of at least a fortnight.

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