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    Big Evs returns immediately to business on the three-year-old bow
Big Evs returns immediately to business on the three-year-old bow
Big Evs. Source: itv.com

Big Evs returns immediately to business on the three-year-old bow

After making a very good comeback to the track in the British Stallion Studs EBF Westow Stakes at York, Big Evs booked his Royal Ascot ticket.

After winning the Windsor Castle, Molecomb, and Flying Childers races on home ground, Mick Appleby's stable hero had an outstanding juvenile campaign and concluded his two-year-old campaign with a top-tier triumph at the Breeders' Cup.

After his three-year-old reappearance on the Knavesmire, his connections improved to Listed level, and he continued his winning streak at this track by correcting the record of his Nunthorpe setback.

Sent off as the 4–7 favourite in Tom Marquand's hands, the son of Blue Point was gradually dropped in by his jockey, who showed a little hurry.

But he quickly showed a hint of the quickness that made him such a superb player the previous term, storming to the lead and continuing for a comfortable victory over the game's runner-up, Sommelier.

Big Evs' primary summer goal has always been the King Charles III Stakes at Royal Ascot, and connections can now look forward to placing their top hat orders after his big-race jockey brought home a treble that day.

Appleby said: “He’s probably half-missed the break as he was a bit buzzy in the stalls and kind of fell out really, but Tom gave him a great ride and he won it well in the end.

“He’ll come on for that run, we didn’t have him fully primed up for this. We already said we’d probably miss the Temple Stakes at Haydock and go straight to Royal Ascot with him. We obviously tried the Nunthorpe with him here last year as a two-year-old and it didn’t work out, but I think we’d probably like to try again. Going from two to three you never really know until you get them out there, but he was still showing us the signs at home and he’s gone and done it on the track now, so he’s still got it there. It will be the King’s Stand (King Charles III Stakes) next I think.”

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