Road to the winner’s enclosure
FRIDAY 3.05 KING EDWARD VII STAKES
OLD PERSIAN won twice as a juvenile and began his three-year-old campaign in 2018 with a win in the bet365 Handicap off a mark of 94. Back at the Rowley Mile, he found Key Victory too strong in the Newmarket Stakes when stepped up to Listed level, but atoned for that defeat when winning the Fairway Stakes. The King Edward VII Stakes was his first attempt at 1m4f but he relished the trip, staying on to beat Rostropovich and Giuseppe Garibaldi.