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  • Morawij Fires In The Dragon

Mobile Betting At coral.co.uk Dragon Stakes (Listed) 5f 6y

  • (2yo, 5f 6y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £13,043 2nd £4,945 3rd £2,475 4th £1,233 5th £619 6th £310
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 2.75s
  • Off time: 14:55:30
  • Last Updated: July 6 2012, 17:50 BST

Morawij returned to winning ways with an impressive display in the Mobile Betting At coral.co.uk Dragon Stakes at Sandown on Friday.

Morawij is clear in the Dragon Stakes
Morawij is clear in the Dragon Stakes

The winner of Haydock maiden on debut, the son of Exceed And Excel finished fourth in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot next time and the 4-11 favourite never looked like tasting defeat here.

Neil Callan was content to take a lead from debutant Nation through the early stages but eased the winner to the front a furlong out and he stretched clear enthusiastically to beat Lasilia (5-1) by two-and-a-quarter lengths.

"Neil said he'd prefer better ground but he's a nice horse with a physical presence about him," said Varian.

"I suppose the options would be Goodwood (Molecomb Stakes) or maybe stretch him to six in the Gimcrack at York."

Varian felt Morawij could have finished a little closer to Ascot hero Reckless Abandon, but said: "I don't really want to make excuses as the winner did hang, but he came across us with a furlong left and there wasn't much between them at the end."