The son of Tamayuz was off the bridle for most of the race but Andrea never gave up and kept urging him forward.

With half a furlong to run, Soaring Spirits finally put his head in front and held off the pacesetting Rioja Day by a neck.

This win brought up our half century of winners for the season. We have had 49 in the country plus Ambivalent's Group 1 triumph in Ireland. Now for the next 50....

Soaring Spirits (Red cap) works on the Cambridge Road poly track this spring