Ebor Handicap: Muntahaa wins at York as trainer John Gosden claims one-two finish

Muntahaa, ridden by Jim Crowley
Muntahaa's win in the Ebor Handicap at York landed his connections the £311,250 first prize

Muntahaa, ridden by Jim Crowley, comfortably won the Ebor Handicap at York as trainer John Gosden claimed a one-two finish.

The 11-1 shot finished ahead of stablemate and top-weight Weekender (15/2) under jockey Frankie Dettori as Gosden added to Friday's win for Stradivarius in the Lonsdale Cup.

Sea The Lion (9/1), ridden by Ronan Whelan, was third for Jarlath Fahey.

Favourite Stratum (3/1) finished well off the pace in the £500,000 feature.

Crowley kept Muntahaa, drawn in stall 21, alone wide on the right-hand rail before joining the main pack.

Weekender made an early move for home but Muntahaa came through to win by three and a quarter lengths.

Victory for Gosden added to Roaring Lion's win in Wednesday's Juddmonte International before Stradivarius landed a £1million bonus with victory in the Lonsdale Cup.

"I can't say I was expecting it, but we knew he was a horse with a lot of talent," jockey Crowley told ITV Sport.

"Fair play to John. He told me he'd got a plan, to keep him out wide and keep him relaxed. We wanted to slot in without getting stuck out wide and it worked."

'You could call it from some way out' - analysis

Horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

Gosden is almost impossible to resist at the moment, and this very comfortable win by Muntahaa over another Gosden contender in Weekender continued the finest of Ebor weeks for the trainer and his team after Roaring Lion, Stradivarius and co.

You could call five-year-old Muntahaa the winner from some way out.

Having raced away from all his opponents early on, Muntahaa - carrying the third highest weight - was brought into the main pack by Crowley and could be seen moving conspicuously well before taking the historic prize in an excellent time. Fine stuff.

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