The Statesman made up for his narrow defeat last time at Beverley with a second course win at Sandown Park under Jim Crowley.

Always travelling well, The Statesman took up the running over a furlong out and held on well up the hill to beat Jupiter Light by half a length.

He’s a progressive three year old, who could be schooled over hurdles soon with a view to a potential campaign over hurdles this autumn.

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