Swiss storms to Newbury triumph

A round-up of the action from Newbury's meeting on Saturday as Swiss Storm became the latest son of Frankel to deliver in style.

Title-chasing Jim Crowley riding Swiss Storm (right) to victory at Newbury

Swiss Storm set up a possible tilt at next month's Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster after winning the Wedgewood Estates EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes at Newbury.

Out of the frame on his first start at Haydock, the David Elsworth-trained two-year-old took a giant step forward to give his sire Frankel another winner.

Forcing the pace with odds-on favourite City Of Joy throughout, the giant-framed 4/1 chance pulled impressively clear inside the final furlong to cross the line with a length and three-quarters in hand.

Elsworth said: "It was a total misconception that he was outpaced and that six furlongs didn't suit him.

"He has got bags of speed. I nearly put him in the Mill Reef but this race was worth nearly as much with all the bonuses.

"He will probably go for the Racing Post Trophy. Obviously he is a very exciting horse. He has always been a big horse. He was a big foal and a big yearling.

"One doesn't want to get carried away as it was only a maiden he has won but he has pleased us ever since we have had him."

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