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Donjuan Triumphant has proved a tough and consistent performer for Andrew Balding.
He has yet to get his head in front in 2018 but connections were not grumbling after the five-year-old finished a two-and-a-quarter lengths third behind Sands Of Mali in the £632,500 QIPCO British Champions Sprint.
Balding said: “I’m delighted with that. He’s just a really solid performer on that sort of [soft] ground and he doesn’t know how to run a bad race when conditions are right for him.”
Asked if Donjuan Triumphant, who carried the increasingly prevalent silks of King Power Racing, might be seen again this year he replied: “There’s the possibility of a Listed race at Doncaster and we’ll talk about it, but he won’t be going abroad as he wants soft ground.”
Jockey James Doyle, on board for the first time, said: “It was a good run. He relishes these conditions and had a lovely run through. I tracked the winner and when he quickened away from me I just kept galloping.”
Donjuan Triumphant had previously finished a keeping-on fourth in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock.
It can surely only be a matter of time before he adds to his five carer wins. He has had 29 races.
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