GBI RACING

Roly Poly edges Aidan O'Brien closer to world record with Sun Chariot success

Roly Poly

Roly Poly gave Aidan O'Brien a 23rd success at the top level this year - just two short of the late Bobby Frankel's world record - with a typically gutsy performance in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

Taking her personal Group One tally in 2017 to three, Roly Poly just would not give in and kept responding to Ryan Moore's urgings.

Moore had Roly Poly (4-1) smartly out of the stalls and despite being unable to grab the far rail which Dawn Of Hope occupied, was always in a good position.

Dawn Of Hope led briefly, but Roly Poly rallied and went ahead again and was able to hold off Persuasive (9-4 favourite) by a length.

Nathra was a length and a quarter away in third, giving Jimmy Fortune a fine spin on his last ride before retirement.

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