Gold Mount won at York

Gold Mount ran out a convincing winner of the Listed Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup Stakes at York.

A field of seven contested this 1 ¾ mile race.

Austrian School was straight into the lead, but Ryan Moore soon bustled Mekong up into the pace-setting role.

Mekong moved three lengths ahead of Austrian School and Desert Skyline, with Making Miracles matching strides with that horse.

As the septet turned into the home straight, Mekong still held the call and led Austrian School by a length, with the rest of the field closing up.

The field raced down the centre of the track and Mekong was soon under pressure and passed by Austrian School, who took the stands rail position.

However, Raheen House, Buzz and Gold Mount took command, with the latter taking over.

Gold Mount led Raheen House by a couple of lengths at the furlong pole and kept on well to hold that advantage at the line, with a gap back to Buzz and the rest strung out.

The Ian Williams trained Gold Mount, ridden here by Andrea Atzeni, secured a place in the £1 million Ebor Handicap back on the Knavesmire in August.

Gold Mount was formerly known as Primitivo, landing a Royal Ascot handicap when trained by Alan King. His name changed when he moved to Hong Kong, but he failed to make a mark over there.

The trainer was non-committal on the Ebor, but said that the horse had been bought with a Melbourne Cup bid in mind.