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Vintage Stakes second for Zaman

Racenews

Zamaninfo-icon ran another good race to finish second behind runaway winner Expert Eye in the G2 Vintage Stakes over seven furlongs at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, August 1. 

The two-year-old Charlie Appleby-trained colt, a close fourth in the G2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket on July 15, broke smartly for William Buick and led the 10-strong field before being joined in front by Cold Stare after a furlong. 

Zaman regained a narrow advantage at the top of the straight and kept on in the closing stages but was no match for Expert Eye, who took up the running passing the two-furlong pole before going on to score by four and a half lengths in 1m 26.97s on ground described as good, good to soft in places in the straight. 

Charlie Appleby said: “I thought we would be running for a place but that was a good second. The winner was impressive - in a different league.

“It was the first time Zaman has worn blinkers and it has certainly helped him to travel better. We didn’t see that flat spot that he has had previously. I am very happy with that.

“Personally, I think he deserves a little bit of a break now and then we might look at the Champagne Stakes (G2, 7f) or the Flying Scotsman (Listed, 7f) (both Doncaster in September).”