Kilmah lands Prestige win

Kilmah gave Mark Johnston a first success in the Prestige Stakes with a game all-the-way display under Franny Norton.

Kilmah wins the Prestige at Goodwood

The 5-1 chance took the Group Three contest by the scruff of its neck, stealing an extra couple of lengths out of the field when her jockey quickened the tempo turning into the home straight.

With the well-supported favourite Rich Legacy unable to get a clear run and Grecian Light failing to pick up, it was left to Promising to throw down a threatening challenge inside the final furlong.

However, Kilmah stuck to her task and refused to be denied, scoring by a neck.

Johnston said: "After running so disappointingly in the Lowther, it would have been so easy not to run her, but she was the only one in the yard I had that could go for this.

"She seemed very comfortable and stayed on so well, finding a bit more when it mattered."

Johnston praised Norton, adding: "Franny Norton is one of the most consistent jockeys riding and gives every horse the same ride, which for me is a big thing."

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