Credit: Sarah Thomas Equine Photography

Since returning from Ireland Eliothrope has emerged as one of the very best in the land. Still favourably handicapped he saw off the Prix Le Trot field with authority in the hands of Patrick Kane. In the process he reduced the new national mile and a quarter record set by Enez Leman two races earlier by half a second, to 2.33.8. Universal Cat was also just inside it in finishing second and Dorenzo du Houlbet (Phil Arnett) ran on well for third.

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