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Premier display from Mubtaghaa

A review of the rest of the action from the second day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

William Haggas repeated his feat of 12 months previous by saddling the first and third in the valuable DBS Premier Yearling Stakes as Mubtaghaa took the opener at York.

Owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, he was overlooked by retained jockey Paul Hanagan in favour of Markaz who was withdrawn down at the start after playing up in the stalls.

Kool Kompany was sent off favourite having mixed it in the highest company of late but he appeared to find things happening a bit quick early in the race.

Mubtaghaa (12/1) and Silvestre de Sousa made their challenge down the centre of the track with New Providence on the far side but there was a length and a half separating them at the line.

Haggas' Valley Of Fire stayed on to take third with favourite Kool Kompany out of the places.

Haggas said: "I suppose its been the plan for about a month and I didn't run after the July Stakes for fear of picking up a penalty. He wasn't suited by the ground there and could just never get his feet out - I knew he was better than that.

"It's lovely to have a winner when the boss (Sheikh Hamdan) is here. I think I've got him in the Mill Reef so that's something to look at.

"He's a very genuine horse with a lot of ability and to be honest I couldn't believe that neither Paul Hanagan nor Dane O'Neill chose to ride him."