Trumpet Major (3/1) ran out a ready winner of the bet365 Mile at Sandown for Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes.
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Highland Knight (7/1) tried to run his rivals ragged from the front but began to hang towards the centre of the track through the final quarter of a mile.
In contrast the winner raced straight as a gun barrel under the Hughes drive and he reeled-in the leader inside the final furlong and ran on strongly to score by a length-and-a-quarter.
Highland Knight held off Chill The Kite for the forecast spot in a race very few got involved in.
"We were worried when it rained. It was closer to soft than good. He's a good horse, he won the Craven and finished fourth the Guineas when I made the running on him. This could be his year." Hughes told Channel Four Racing.