Harry Angel won the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, gaining revenge on rival Caravaggio.
The three-year-old finished second to Aidan O'Brien's colt in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot but was too hot for his rivals at Headquarters, with Caravaggio finishing back in fourth.
Limato was second under Harry Bentley while Brando finished third but it was Harry Angel lowering Caravaggio's colours that was the talk of Newmarket.
Adam Kirby's mount quickened when asked and it was obvious that Ryan Moore was struggling with Caravaggio at the halfway point.
Limato won the race 12 months ago but could not handle the pace of his younger rival as trainer Clive Cox claimed his second triumph in the race.
After the contest, Kirby was full or praise for Harry Angel and feels he is every bit as good as the result suggests.
"I've always had it in my mind he's the best," he said. "He'd have won last time, without a shadow of a doubt, but we were a little bit unfortunate with the way the race turned out.
"I came back saying I should have won last time and it was in the bottom of my heart that today, he'd show them the way it was. To be fair to the horse, the race at Ascot really brought him forward and he's gone from a boy to a man."
Article Posted on Saturday 15th July 2017 @ 17.16
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