The Rowley Mile at Newmarket belonged to Bedouin's Story (Jamie Spencer 40-1). Saeed Bin Suroor, responsible for Benbatl a day earlier in the Joel Stakes, actually provided Godolphin with their first ever win in this cavalry charge (as it has become known).
Jamie Spencer is a specialist at emerging from last to first, but when there are twenty-six runners, that task is even greater.
There was some late betting on Anmaat (Jim Crowley 11-2). He ran particularly well in front, until Bedouin's Story spoiled desires. Ametist (David Probert 22-1), was third, just necking of Zozimus (Wayne Lordan 100-1).
Jamie won the Cambridgeshire fifteen years ago on Formal Degree, so he was due another crack at it. Magical Morning (Frankie Dettori 9-1), was totally out-classed in 23rd position. 1:49:5/10 is slow, but then there are so many undulations and contours to negotiate.
Art Power (David Allan 4-5), cruised away by 5 lengths, scoring sweetly in the Curragh's William Hill Ireland Renaissance Stakes. The four-year-old grey, trained by Tim Easterby, was nothing short of stunning, after a decent third in Ascot's Diamond Jubilee.
Twilight Spinner, Measure of Magic, and Stormy Girl, looked mediocre behind Art Power, although they are excellent in their own right. Clocking 1:11:8/10 is really Paca sab for 1,200m. Now he is headed towards Champions Day as a vastly improving talent.