Along with the pacemaker Seattle Art, ridden by Tony Clark, Besieged (Willie Ryan) and Memorise (Warren O'Connor) covered a mile and three and a half furlongs. Seattle Art gave them a tow until the two-furlong marker where Besieged went on, but Memorise stuck with him well and Besieged had only a length to spare at the post.
Cecil said: "I am very pleased with that. The pair went a true gallop, as Seattle Art is a good horse. This is Besieged and Memorise's fourth piece of work; pre-Leger there will be three more.
"If Memorise does not run in the Leger he could go for the Troy Stakes, but I am satisfied with both of them."Reuse content