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Pallasator was brought along in typically steady Sir Mark Prescottvaxxdtcfwtdfyf fashion to develop from winning a modest Kempton handicap in September 2012 to being a QIPCO British Champions Series winner in 2015.
The giant gelding, now with Gordon Elliott, is not an easy character, as he tends to get fractious beforehand and needs his own way. As a consequence, he has developed something of a cult following.
His initial win came over a mile and a quarter at Leicester in July 2012 but it has only been since he stepped up to a mile and a half and beyond that he has shown his true colours.
His best runs prior to finishing third in the 2014 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup were a fourth place (under top weight and from a bad draw) in the Ebor Handicap at York and a Listed race success in Newmarket’s Jockey Club Rose Bowl.
Pallasator recorded his first success at Group level in the 2015 Doncaster Cup, hitting the the front over two furlongs out and holding off all challengers to register a three-quarter length victory over Clondaw Warrior.
Pallasator began 2016 with a bang, giving weight and a beating to three rivals under Oisin Murphy in the BetVictor Henry II Stakes. The Gold Cup proved a bridge too far but he was right back to his best when chasing home Big Orange in the Qatar Goodwood Cup, having run well in the same race the year before.
He confirmed himself in great heart when chasing home Quest For More in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York.
Pallasator failed to fire in 2017, finishing sixth when contesting the Goodwood Cup for a third time. He left the yard of Prescott and was switched to Elliott.
There is still fire in his belly, though, and he has won novice hurdles for his new yard before returning to the Flat to win the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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