Journey to Catterick Reaps Rewards for Stack

Tommy Stack's journey has successfully rewarded him his first victory at Yorkshire with Campos, in the European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes at Catterick.

Catterick Racecourse

Catterick Racecourse

The even-money favourite was the first ever starter at the course for Stack and, under the guidance of Shane Kelly, he was well placed in the field during the race, before hitting the accelerator in the last two furlongs putting out the challenge to race leader Janet's Pearl, passing the post a length and three-quarters in front.

"That's the first runner we've had at the track, we thought it was a good opportunity for the horse," said Fozzy Stack, the trainer's assistant and son.

"He's not a bad horse, we wanted to get a win into him and hopefully now we'll find him a nursery somewhere.

"He's done it well enough. He didn't kill himself when he got to the front, but that's just him - he doesn't do anything flash.

"His Irish form is quite good. A couple of horses who finished behind him at Leopardstown the last day were first and second at Naas on Monday, so it's quite solid.

"It's nice when it all works out."

The good form of Howard Johnson kept on the path with Bergonzi, displaying a determined effort to battle it out with Sir Royal, scoring by three-quarters of a length to win the Handicap.

"He's paying his way on the Flat. He has a great stride on him. We never thought he'd go from the front, but he's enjoying life and if horses are happy they'll do their best for you," said Johnson.

"I've enjoyed the Flat this year. We've had about 20 winners and a lot of placed horses and it all helps.

"With the Flat racing you don't get as many injuries and I love seeing the two-year-olds improve."

Lava Lamp (13-8) stayed best of all to land the Adventure Activities Selling Stakes.

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