Admirable Spark Plug (6g Dylan Thomas-Kournikova, by Sportsworld) stormed clear from the back of the field to win the Listed Gala Stakes at Sandown on Friday.
The son of Dylan Thomas, bred by Airlie Stud and winner of last season’s 31-runner Cambridgeshire, finished a length and three-quarters clear of the field in this black-type event under Ryan Moore.
“Ryan took him on the inside and he got a bit of luck coming through, but he’s given him a beautiful ride,” said winning trainer Brian Meehan. “I’m pleased to win this, but I am not sure where we will go next. We might look at a similar race at Newbury in a couple of weeks.”