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Connections of the imposing Brando can look forward to many more exciting days at the track after the colt finished third in the Group One QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.
The Kevin Ryan-trained gelding was stepping up in class following a fine victory in the Ayr Gold Cup last time out off a mark of 110 and connections were very pleased following another great run by the son of Pivotal.
The four-year-old finished a short-head behind the 50/1 runner-up Growl, who was, in turn, a length behind the 13/2 winner The Tin Man and jockey Tom Eaves felt Brando could have been even closer had the ground been a little bit softer.
He began his 2017 campaign with victory in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket in April. He started favourite for the Duke of York Stakes at York next time on the strength but bled during the race and trailed home last.
Brando put that blip firmly behind him when finishing a keeping-on third to Harry Angel in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket, and followed that with a first Group 1 victory victory in the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest.
However, he was not at his best on his latest start when a never dangerous ninth in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock.
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