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Unstoppable Loxley wins Grand Prix de Deauville

27 August 2018

Sunday’s Grand Prix de Deauville was not overburdened with numbers but it was very hard to take anything away from the performance put in by the lone three year-old in the race. In receipt of weight from the rest of the field, Loxley was never asked to dip into his reserves and won the final big event of the meeting with ease, securing the first group race of his very promising career.
Positioned early by partner, William Buick, less than a length from leader and second-favourite, Salouen, Loxley effortlessly had his measure just over 250m out and sprinted to a facile two-lengths’ success. Sylvester Kirk’s colt put up a lot of resistance in the final stages but was edged in the dying strides by 14-1 shot, Master’s Spirit, who had been given a superb ride by Pierre-Charles Boudot. Czech colt, Nagano Gold, came in fourth a further 1¼ lengths away.