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  • Highland Leads Them A Merry Dance

totepool August Stakes (Listed) 1m 3f 135y

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f 135y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769 5th £888 6th £446
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 27.53s
  • Off time: 18:15:26
  • Last Updated: August 25 2012, 19:17 BST

Cameron Highland dictated affairs from start to finish to take Listed honours in the totepool August Stakes at Windsor.

Cameron Highland: Made all at Windsor
Cameron Highland: Made all at Windsor

Roger Varian's colt was 9-4 to follow up a victory at Epsom at the start of the month and he was soon bowling along merrily at the head of affairs under Neil Callan.

Favourite Songcraft and the tenacious Goldoni both did their best to reel him in in the straight, but Cameron Highland galloped on strongly to win going away by four and a half lengths from the latter.

Varian said: "He'd shown his best form on better ground and although the rain came, maybe it hadn't got into the ground.

"Neil gave him a good ride. If you've got the right sort of horse who can settle in front and dictate things it can work out well."