Lyric Victory Has Stoute Singing

Nouriya has put the Sir Michael Stoute stable back in the saddle before the King George with triumph in the Listed European Breeders' Fund Lyric Stakes at York.

York Racecourse

York Racecourse

With the state of the Freemason Lodge yard being the topic of debate these days, with Workforce and Harbinger readied for the big event at Ascot, but Ryan Moore was always a man with a mission on the 7-4 favourite, being ready to hand and pushing a long way out as Bikini Babe crumbled.

His ride showed a willingness in keeping the pace for a length and three-quarter win over Mudaaraah.

Moore said, "She's a nice progressive filly, we've always thought a lot about her and she is just starting to fulfil her potential."

Jimmy Scott, Stoute's travelling head lad stated, "We were a bit worried about the ground, it's a bit quicker than we thought it was.

"She is very game, she did it well there and I imagine she will keep progressing."

Moore had found success prior when forcing the David Barron-trained La Zamora to a length and a half victory in the Seddon Property Services Handicap.

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