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Group 2 success for Tilsit

Tilsit added another blacktype victory to his record with a three-quarter length win in the Gr.2 Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 11th July 2021:

There was very little on form between the main protagonists for the Gr.2 Summer Mile at Ascot, but one who did have some play in his profile was Tilsit and the homebred duly made that class edge tell to prevail for a career-best success. Last seen finishing a head second to Skalleti in the Gr.1 Prix d'Ispahan over an extra furlong and 55 yards at ParisLongchamp om 30th May, the 4-1 favourite followed Century Dream wide of the other runners
throughout the early stages and stuck close as that stalwart kicked for home at the top of the straight. Taking until the furlong pole to master his
veteran rival, Tilsit, who had won last year's Gr.3 Thoroughbred Stakes at this trip was driven out by Kieran Shoemark to score by a three-quarters of a length, with Al Suhail a length behind in third.

"I felt we won quite cosily and he possibly wasn't doing a whole lot in front, but that's just him - he doesn't show much at home," the jockey said. "Even cantering to the start, he was looking at everything. He's still relatively unexposed, so I think he can continue to progress."