The Revenant went one better than 12 months ago with a game display to claim the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Runner-up to King Of Change in 2019, Francis-Henri Graffard’s mud-loving gelding only made his seasonal debut two weeks ago, when winning the Prix Daniel Wildenstein for a second time.
Given a fine ride by Pierre-Charles Boudit, the 5-1 chance held the persistent challenge of the always-prominent Roseman (28-1) by a head in the Group One over the straight mile, sponsored by Qipco.
Palace Pier, the 8-11 favourite, was only third, three and a quarter lengths away, as John Gosden’s dual Group One winner was beaten for the first time in six starts. He also lost a shoe in the race.
Ann Hamilton considering Huntingdon contest.
Cheltenham winner set for Flat reappearance.
Next year’s Royal meeting a possible target for star stayer.
Nicholls’ star could make his return at Wetherby.
Some tracks already ‘clinging on’, according to BHA chief executive.
New Mandate and Devilwala set to represent trainer in America.