Pocket rocket PEROTTO leads them home in the Coral Challenge at Sandown, under a superb ride from Tom Marquand.

We were delighted to see PEROTTO score for Halcyon Thoroughbreds and connections, recording a first success for the yard on only his third run since transferring from Tregoning’s earlier this year. He came out of his Royal Ascot Hunt Cup run in rude health, and the application of first-time headgear proved just the ticket to focus the five-year-old gelding in today’s 1m Coral Challenge Handicap contest, with Tom Marquand delivering nicely to score a length the better of the field.