• Irish teenager makes it two wins from three races in England
• Pinatubo, the Breeders’ Cup Mile favourite, is retired to stud
Shane Crosse, the teenage jockey who missed riding a Classic winner after testing positive for the coronavirus last month, was a picture of joy sitting behind his mask here after partnering Pretty Gorgeous to victory in the Fillies’ Mile. It would have meant more to have a St Leger trophy in the house, of course, but this was a first Group One success for the 19-year-old and, even more importantly, the fact he was aboard such a quality animal shows the regard in which he is held by the winning trainer, Joseph O’Brien.
“Unbelievable,” was Crosse’s first reaction. “A lot of jockeys spend their lives trying to get to this stage. I’m lucky to have rode in a few already and to grab one is amazing.”