Few would of expected the finish to the 2018 running of the Nunthorpe to be even tighter than last year. Cast your minds back to Frankie Dettori hushing the crowd aboard Lady Aurelia as he thought he had landed the G1 prize, but Luke Morris had other ideas, and snatched victory aboard Marsha on the line.
Yet somehow, this year’s winning margin was even narrower. Battaash once again disappointed on the Knavesmire leaving Mabs Cross - who eventually went onto win the l’Abbaye at Longchamp and the Bryan Smart trained Alpha Delphini to battle it out; the latter who won via the slimmest of photo finishes.
(Credit Racing UK)