Farhh edges Champion thriller
Farhh held on narrowly under Silvestre de Sousa to land a thrilling renewal of the QIPCO Champion Stakes from Cirrus Des Aigles.
The injury-plagued five-year-old, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, won the Lockinge at Newbury back in May but yet another setback had kept him off the track until now.
Advertising the skills of his handler, Farhh needed to have stamina and courage in equal fashion but his Brazilian jockey Silvestre de Sousa kept him up to his work to hold off the 2011 winner Cirrus Des Aigles by just a neck.
Ruler Of The World, the Epsom Derby winner, was another half a length away in third.
De Sousa said: "He travelled like a dream, and like the winner, through the race.
"He's a marvellous horse and I'm delighted."
Bin Suroor said: "He's a great fighter - every year he has had problems.
"He's a great horse and I'm so happy."