Ebor hero Sonnyboyliston claimed Basic glory within the Comer Group Worldwide Irish St Leger.
Simply over three weeks on from his profitable handicap success at York, Johnny Murtagh’s cost stepped as much as Group One stage for the primary time beneath Ben Coen.
With Amhran Na Bhfiann and Colin Keane setting a looking gallop from flag-fall, only a few threatened to land a telling blow.
The chief weakened early within the dwelling straight, which left Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Fee in entrance earlier than Sonnyboyliston (4-1) arrived on the scene travelling strongly.
Twilight Fee didn’t give in with no struggle, however Coen’s mount stored discovering for strain and was three-quarters of a size to the great passing the publish.
Coen mentioned: “I could not have requested it to go any higher. We jumped and he acquired a beautiful tow into the race. They turned it into an actual staying race and this lad retains enhancing and retains discovering a solution to win.
“Day by day we step him up, he retains on discovering and it is a day I will always remember.
“That is my first correct 12 months as primary jockey to Johnny and we have had a number of good spins in England, however I actually wished to get this Group One winner.
“For it to be a Basic and for Johnny is unbelievable.”