Paul Mulrennan raises his whip in triumph on Mecca’s Angel after chasing down Acapulco in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York

Nunthorpe Stakes at York: Angel of the North swoops to derail the Acapulco loco

Seldom has the beating of a favourite been as popularly and loudly acclaimed as when Mecca’s Angel took down the giant American juvenile filly Acapulco in York’s Nunthorpe Stakes yesterday.

Besharah, ridden by Pat Cosgrave, completes a double at York yesterday for her trainer, William Haggas, in the Lowther Stakes

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Arabian Queen (right), under Silvestre de Sousa, battles on too strongly for Golden Horn (left) to spring a 50-1 shock in the International Stakes at York

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The Grey Gatsby (right), runner-up to Golden Horn in the Eclipse last month, renews rivalry in York’s International on Wednesday

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Glorious Goodwood 2015: Out Do has the acceleration to excel himself on step up in class

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James Doyle celebrates victory aboard Amazing Maria in the Falmouth Stakes on the July Course at Newmarket

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Frankie Dettori performs his flying dismount after winning the opener at Newmarket’s July Course on Mr Singh

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Ruby Walsh on Kauto Star head for Gold Cup glory in 2009

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