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The imposing Brando has twice been placed in Group 1 sprints in the QIPCO British Champions Series and a reappearance win in the Abernant Stakes, followed by a second to Harry Angel in the Duke Of York Stakes, augurs well for his 2018 season.
The Kevin Ryan-trained gelding was stepping up in class following a fine victory in the Ayr Gold Cup 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.
He was not at his best after but his two efforts this year suggests he is back on the right track.
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