Young Rascal at Newbury
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A stirring finish produced a fair outcome as Morando and Young Rascal dead-heated in the Group Three St Simon Stakes at Newbury.

Ten contested this 1 ½ mile race.

Temple Church was soon to the fore and led by about a lengths from a bunched pack.

Settling down, Temple Church held a narrow lead from Young Rascal and Morando.

But as the field left the back, Isabel De Urbina was a faller, thankfully galloping away OK.

Temple Church led the remainder into the home straight with Young Rascal a big danger, while Communique raced prominently to the outside.

Heading to the two furlong pole, Young Rascal edged into the lead with Scarlet Dragon making his challenge to the outside.

But Young Rascal and Jim Crowley saw off that threat, only to be confronted by Morando through the final furlong.

Inch by inch, Morando and Rob Hornby closed on Young Rascal and the pair passed the post virtually inseparable.

There was a gap back to Scarlet Dragon in third.