Winter Power wins thrilling Nunthorpe Stakes at York

Winter Power put up a fantastic performance to land the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes at 9-1.

Much of the talk pre-race had been about Golden Pal and Suesa, and it was the former who led them through the early stages.

But he could never shake off Tim Easterby’s filly, who kept up a tremendous gallop under Silvestre de Sousa as Golden Pal folded disappointingly.

Emaraaty Ana ran a huge race in second, with Dragon Symbol third.

De Sousa said: “She’s unbelievably fast, when she hits the gates right she’s really good.

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“She did that here first time this year and I thought I hadn’t sat on anything as fast as her.

“She’s good, she’s very good.”

It was a famous local success, with the Easterby family synonymous with York.

The Great Habton trainer said: “She’s an incredible filly. She just came right on the day.

“I wasn’t really worried about any other horse in the race really because you’ve just got to be focused on your own horse and get them to the races on the day healthy, well, fit and the jockey’s got to be chilled out.

“She’s relaxed now. She relaxes now in her work, and in her races she’s switched off.”

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