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Atty Persse can prove his class with Bahrain Trophy joy

By Anita Chambers

Atty Persse can take a step up in class within his stride to lift the Bahrain Trophy on the opening day of the July meeting at Newmarket. As a son of Frankel, Roger Charlton's charge has always had a tall reputation and he looked like living up to it by winning his first two starts before he was derailed by Laraaib at Haydock.

That proved to be merely a minor setback though as Atty Persse returned to victorious form in style by making virtually every yard of the running to win the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot by a comfortable three lengths.

Starting from a wide draw, Atty Persse had to use up a fair bit of gas to get to the front, but he was hardly stopping at the end which suggests this one-mile-five-furlong trip should be well within his compass.

Another Godolphin-owned colt, Frontiersman, can also claim a first Pattern success in the Princess of Wales' Arqana Racing Club Stakes.

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