DONCASTER RACECOURSE: Fillies St Leger glory for Cecil horse Wild Coco

The winner: Wild Coco and Tom Queally (left) pass the Queen's horse Estimate to win the DFS Park Hill Stakes.  PHOTOGRAPH: JOHN GVILES/PA
The winner: Wild Coco and Tom Queally (left) pass the Queen's horse Estimate to win the DFS Park Hill Stakes. PHOTOGRAPH: JOHN GVILES/PA

Wild Coco showed stamina is her forte as she outstayed her rivals in the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster yesterday.

Sent off the 7-4 favourite having won the Lillie Langtry Stakes on her reappearance this season, Sir Henry Cecil’s four-year-old took a further step forward by winning the contest known as the ‘fillies’ St Leger’.

She is the first horse the German breeding operation Gestut Rottgen have had in training with Cecil.

She looked to have plenty to do three furlongs out as champion jockey Paul Hanagan kicked clear on Estimate, the Queen’s Royal Ascot winner. However, Wild Coco was just hitting top gear inside the final furlong under Tom Queally and always looked like getting up, winning by a length and a quarter.