Il Bandito (Acclamation) wind for Charlie Hills and owner Mrs Susan Roy.
Having been a consistent juvenile for connections last season, it was lovely to see Il Bandito win for the second time here. Now a gelding, he ran a good race at Epsom on his seasonal reappearance over an extended mile, and the drop back to seven furlongs looks to have really suited him here. He was positioned in midfield under William Buick through the first part of the race before being asked to quicken at the two furlong pole. He did so pleasingly and sprinted away from his rivals to win by a going away 1 3/4 lengths. He did this in the style of a horse capable of improving further and will be competitive in handicaps this season.
Il Bandito was purchased as a yearling from the 2019 Goffs Orby Sale.