Fujaira Prince claims victory in the Ebor Handicap at York

Fujaira Prince claimed victory in the Ebor Handicap at York after holding off the challenge of Glencadam Glory on Saturday.

WINNER: Fujaira Prince ridden by Andrea Atzeni (yellow and black silks) wins The Sky Bet Ebor Handicap during day four of the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire.
WINNER: Fujaira Prince ridden by Andrea Atzeni (yellow and black silks) wins The Sky Bet Ebor Handicap during day four of the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire.

The six-year-old who is trained by Roger Varian strode clear with rider Andrea Atzeni to become only the second favourite to win the race since its inception in 1843.

Fujaira Prince's triumph comes after it won at Royal Ascot in the Copper Horse Handicap in June.

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Verdana Blue finished in third followed by Monica Sheriff, Euchen Glen and Ranch Hand.

RUNNERS AND RIDERS: Action from the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Fujaira Prince won by half a length in the end after taking the initiative in the final furlong to win in comfortable style.

Third-placed Verdana Blue was a length behind when the winner crossed the finish, in what is regarded as one of the horse racing calendar's most notoriously difficult flat handicaps.

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