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Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed) 5f

  • (2yo, 5f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £28,355 2nd £10,750 3rd £5,380 4th £2,680 5th £1,345 6th £675
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 58.58s
  • Off time: 16:27:27
  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 17:30 BST

Jamie Spencer ended a turbulent week with a last-gasp victory on David Brown's Mind Of Madness in the Julia Graves Roses Stakes.

Mind Of Madness comes down the outside to deny Moonraker.
Mind Of Madness comes down the outside to deny Moonraker.

Second in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the colt had disappointed subsequent but was given a typically patient Spencer ride.

The jockey had on Thursday announced that he was quitting the saddle at the end of this season to take up a management role with Qatar Racing Ltd.

Al Fareej and Moonraker were at the head of affairs in the early stages but Mind Of Madness (4/1) quickened up smartly and while the winning distance was only a nose, Spencer waved his whip with delight.

"That meant a lot," said David Redvers, racing manager to owner Qatar boss Sheikh Fahad al Thani.

"It's been a long week and we've had a few seconds. This boy has been on the go a long time, so it's a great training performance. We might look at the Flying Childers now."