Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup
| Group 2, York 14:25
2m 56y, Class 1
1 Quickthorn 9/4
2 Coltrane 5/4F
3 Reshoun 25/1
6 ran NR: Stradivarius, Trueshan Distances: 14l, shd, 1¼l
Time: 3m 28.20s (fast by 1.40s)
@TomMarquand makes the rest look silly as he scoots away, not to be caught, on Quickthorn in the @WbysHamilton Lonsdale Cup @yorkracecourse pic.twitter.com/x0dS3RK2pu https://t.co/CeGFCkkd5u via @RacingBetter— RacingBetter (@RacingBetter) August 19, 2022
Quickthorn turned the Group 2 into a procession as Hughie Morrison’s stayer continued his rise up the staying ranks.
Second in both the Further Flight Stakes and Sagaro Stakes in April, he went on to land the Group Three Henry II Stakes at Sandown before adding the Group Two Prix Maurice de Nieuil at ParisLongchamp last month.
With Stradivarius and Trueshan both absent, he brought up his hat-trick in facile fashion on the Knavesmire, with Tom Marquand dictating terms aboard the 9-4 winner to make every yard – and in a quick time.
Allowed an easy easy lead in the early stages, he extended his advantage to upwards of 10 lengths as the field travelled down the back, with the gap only betting bigger in the home straight, where Marquand was able to comfortably cruise home in splendid isolation.
He returned a winning distance of 14 lengths back to runner-up Coltrane and bookmakers cut the five-year-old to 7-1 from 12-1 for the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.
(British Champions Series)
£250,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 2m 88y, Class 1
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (1) Quickthorn 5 9-5 Hughie Morrison Tom Marquand 9/4
2 (5) 14 Coltrane 5 9-5 Andrew Balding Rob Hornby 5/4F
3 (7) shd Reshoun 8 9-5 Ian Williams Jim Crowley 25/1
6 (4) 1¼ Tashkhan 4 9-5 Brian Ellison Ben Robinson
8 (8) 1 Mostly Cloudy 3 8-7 Gemma Tutty Connor Beasley 10/1
2 (2) 17 Nate The Great 6 9-5 Andrew Balding William Buick 28/1
NR 5 (6) Stradivarius 8 9-5 John & Thady Gosden NON RUNNER
NR 7 (3) Trueshan 6 9-5 Alan King NON RUNNER