Racing: Stevens heads for humbler pastures after Derby third

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The Independent Online
GARY STEVENS, the American jockey who rode Beat All into third place in Saturday's Derby, tastes the bread-and-butter end of British racing today when he has mounts at Nottingham this afternoon and on the evening card at Windsor.

Stevens is likely to build a strong following among punters if he continues his current form. As well as finding the frame in the Derby, in two other races on the same Epsom card he failed by only narrow margins to win on Brave Reward and The Fugative.

Tote win dividends proved superior to bookmakers' starting prices in the majority of races at Epsom on Saturday. Four winners - Monsajem, Lear Spear, Tough Leader and Further Outlook - all paid substantially more on the Tote than SP.

Oath, the 7-1 Derby winner, paid only pounds 7.10 (including a pounds 1 stake) for a win on the Tote, however.

In Italy yesterday, Luca Cumani's Stanott overcame trouble in running to land the Group Two Premio Emilio Turati over a mile at at San Siro, Milan, at odds of 18-10.

Ridden by Mirco Demuro, Stanott got up close home to beat Sole Che Sorgi by a short-neck ,with Accento two lengths back in third. Sole Che Sorghi was subsequently disqualified and placed fourth, behind Martino Alonso.

Earlier, the Newmarket-based rider Gary Hind partnered the Chris Wall- trained juvenile debutante, Jezebel, to a half-length success over Xua in the five-furlong Premio Avvenire. Mick Quinn's Poy Poy was two lengths back in third. Jezebel paid 33-10. Hurricane Louis (16-10) had got the weekend off to a winning start for the British challengers by landing the one-mile Premio Confienza at San Siro on Friday night.

Hurricane Louis is trained at Newmarket by Jeremy Noseda and, in the hands of Mario Esposito, beat Tesiano by half a length.

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