William Haggas trains Queen Of Ice

William Haggas trains Rivet

Rivet looked a colt of real promise as he stormed away from his rivals for a most impressive victory in the British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes at York this afternoon.

As is usually the case, this prestigious maiden attracted a good field of well-bred juveniles from leading stables for what is now the richest maiden contested in the UK.

Celestation was away well but it was soon Dance Teacher and Black Trilby who moved to teh head of affairs.

Into the home straight and Dance Teacher, ears pricked, led from Black Trilby and Celestation.

With two furlongs to run, Celestation had been left in front but was soon joined by Via Serendipity, while towards the stands side, Rivet was quickening up well, but swerved across to his left, hampering Max Zorin and Black Trilby.

However, his momentum carried him on and into the lead and he quickly powered away from his rivals under Frankie Dettori.

At the line the William Haggas trained son of Fastnet Rock was perhaps 3 lengths clear of Contrapposto who finished fast and late to snatch second place from Via Serendipity.