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Mysterious Night third again in G2 Vintage Stakes


Promising two-year-old Mysterious Night placed at G2 level for a second successive time when coming home third in the Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, 26 July.

The Charlie Appleby-trained colt, stepping up to seven furlongs after filling the same spot in the six-furlong G2 July Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month, tacked over from his high draw to race in a close fifth on the outside of the field.

Mysterious Night travelled strongly into the lead at the top of the straight and kicked on into a clear advantage for William Buick passing the two-furlong pole. Chesham Stakes winner Holloway Boy reeled in Mysterious Night over half a furlong out, with Marbaan swooping from the rear to collar both horses in the closing stages for a half-length success.

Mysterious Night kept on to finish two lengths behind Holloway Boy, with another two and a quarter lengths back to Dandy Man Shines in fourth.

Charlie Appleby said: “I am pleased with Mysterious Night, who has seen the trip out well. It was a nice competitive race for us and we will be pitching him at that level again over that trip.

“It was an encouraging run and we hope he can progress further during the rest of the season.”