Scott and Austin on target

Oisin Murphy was in the plate for Another Batt's victory

Another Batt gave young trainer George Scott a notable success when taking the £98,000 first prize in the International Trakya Trophy at Veliefendi in Turkey.

Oisin Murphy stuck close to the pace set by Timetosaygoodbye before asking Another Batt to quicken.

The Windsor Knot gelding did so in style and put the Group Three heat over six furlongs to bed quite quickly.

Another Batt runs in the silks of Excel Racing, of which Southampton striker Charlie Austin is a member.

Armondo was second, with Yele third. George Baker's Chess Move was unruly in the stalls and could then never get competitive.

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Scott said of the length-and-a-half winner: "Oisin gave him a perfect tactical ride. He's got good gate speed in this grade and was able to hold a good position. We keen to come down the middle of the track where the better ground was.

"He tends to idle a little bit when he's in front so he was good value for the winning margin in the end. He's a very versatile horse and he's improving physically the whole time. He's put on 28 kilos since he joined us which, considering he has run seven times, is brilliant.

"As he tries so hard it may be worth travelling him a little bit. He's taken this trip very well. I would imagine he might be on course for a short break before maybe a trip to Dubai, but that is something we'll all discuss."

A delighted Austin was on hand to witness the victory.

He told Press Association Sport: "It was very exciting. The plan worked. When George put the idea to me a couple of months ago I was a bit apprehensive, but it was a no-brainer in the end. I'm so pleased.

"I didn't know what this place was like. They've been so good to us. Not only that, I'm pleased for Tom and Chris, the two stable lads who have come over with him. I never realised how much hard work all the stable staff put in.

"It's brilliant for me, George, the syndicate and everyone back at home."

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