Excellent Art colt bags Listed success

Dylan Thomas conformation

Progressive three-year-old Sparkling Portrait (3c Excellent Art-Time Crystal, by Sadler’s Wells) made a successful transition to black-type company at Hamilton on Thursday night.

The Richard Fahey-trained colt had nearly been brought down on his previous start at Royal Ascot but the race went more smoothly on Thursday when he comfortably landed the Listed Glasgow Stakes, beating Goldoni (3g Dylan Thomas-Lasso, by Indian Ridge) by three-quarters of a length.

The Excellent Art colt was bred by Dukes Stud and Overbury Stallions and he holds an entry in the G2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.

“I’m absolutely thrilled, this is great compensation for Royal Ascot,” owner Mike Browne told www.racingpost.com. “He clipped heels there, Paul (Hanagan) lost his irons, and he still managed to finish seventh. He’s entered in the Great Voltigeur, whether he goes to York or not I don´t know.”

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