• Supreme Fairy wins The Deccan Bookmakers Golconda 1000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Fly Like The Wind wins The Calcutta 1000 Guineas (Gr.3)
  • Just Gold wins The Jagatjit Industries North India 1000 Guineas
  • Alexandra Mills Wins The Bangalore 1000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Quasar wins The Calcutta 2000 Guineas (Gr.3)
  • Dare To Dream wins The Deccan Bookmakers Golconda 2000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Bold Majesty wins The Bangalore 2000 Guineas (Gr.2)
  • Godspeed wins The New Hope Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr.1)
  • Be Safe wins The ABV Nucleus Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1)
  • King Kong wins The Vikram Greenland Stud North India 2000 Guineas
  • Amazing Grace wins The Jewel Royals Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Trophy (Gr.2)
  • Athens wins The Bangalore Oaks (Gr.2)
  • Be Safe wins The Ramniwas Ramnarain Ruia Gold Cup (Gr.2)
  • Quasar wins The Eveready Calcutta Derby Stakes (Gr.1)
  • Tiger Tops wins The Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks (Gr.1)
  • Snowdrift wins The Indian Champion Cup (Gr.1)
  • Quasar wins The Deccan Bookmakers Golconda Derby Stakes (Gr.1)
  • Be Safe wins The McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr.1)
  • Just Gold wins The Grand Turf Racing And Reality North India Derby (Gr.3)
  • Costa Del Sol wins The Poonawalla Breeders Multi-Million (Gr.1)
  • Solomon wins The Attila Sprinters' Cup (Gr.1)
  • Zachary wins The Maj. P. K. Mehra Memorial Super Mile Cup (Gr.1)
  • Quasar wins The Omkar Indian Turf Invitation Cup (Gr.1)
By Racing Correspondent
Sunday 08 Sep 2013
Gordon Lord Byron (Johnny Murtagh Up), winner of the Betfred Sprint Cup (gr. 1)

Gordon Lord Byron slammed its dozen rivals to win the G1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Race Track in an impressive fashion. The Tom Hogan trained 5 year old owned by Dr.Cyrus Poonawalla, a runner-up in this race last year was given a splendid ride by Johnny Murtagh.

Sent off at 7-2 Gordon Lord Byron took a good start and tracked the leaders on the far side of the track for most part of the race, while Heeraat and Lethal Force disputed for the lead. The son of Byron steered to the front approaching the quarter pole and stretched out with a fluent gallop to finish a clear three lengths in front of Slade Power.

"He looked amazing before the race and went down nice and smoothly," said jockey Murtagh who earned his fifth Group 1 success this season. "I got to the two-furlong pole and he just accelerated. The race was over in a matter of strides. He was always travelling well and went by Lethal Force and the Hamdan horse [Heeraat] like they weren't there. It was an armchair ride."

The winning trainer Tom Hogan said, "I knew the horse would stay well - there were no worries about that. He'll go back to France for the Foret then we might consider stepping up in trip for the QEII."

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