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The Richard Fahey-trained Growl made quite an impression on his QIPCO British Champions Series debut, finishing a length second to The Tin Man in the Group One QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at 50-1.

Graham Lee settled Growl in midfield early on in the six-furlong contest but made stealthy progress inside the final furlong, scything through the field to be a fast-finishing second.

The four-year-old, stepping up to Group One company for the first time, had been improving all year and finished a length and a quarter-second to Brando in the Ayr Gold Cup in September.

Fahey said: “I was delighted with that performance. Graham said he was always travelling really well and I thought he was going to run a big race so it is a great result. It was a huge run and we are happy.”

Fahey suggested a possible trip to Dubai next year could be on the cards for the four-year-old son of Oasis Dream. He remarked: “Marwan [Koukash, owner] mentioned Dubai for him when I spoke to him just now and that could be an option. He seems to go on any ground as well which helps.

“His run shows what a tough race the Ayr Gold Cup is to win and he has improved again today.”

Graham Lee, Growl’s jockey, said: “He has run a brilliant race. Everything went perfect for him in the race, we had a great run through and he has run a great race at a huge price.”

Growl won a Listed race at Doncaster on his next start before tackling the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint. Poorly drawn and sent off at 230-1, he finished last of the 13 runners.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results