Joe Root and Jos Buttler made important contributions too, as England recovered from off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake's three for 30 and defied the disturbing effect of having to start to set a score twice over
(16-1), the winner in 2010, was third for Sir Henry Cecil.
This is one of four Group 1s on Twice Over
's cv, but the muchloved inmate of Warren Place doesn't convince everyone.
and Midday are respected, of course, but Await The Dawn strikes as being firmly on the ascent, and has been preserved for this race since Ascot.
and Midday are respected, of course, but Await The Dawn strikes as being firmly on the ascent and has been preserved for this race since Ascot.
HENRY Cecil's Twice Over
was a bitter disappointment as Victoire Pisa led home a one-two for Japan in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan.
, a sensational back-to-back winner of the prestigious Emirates Airline Champion Stakes has the World Cup in his cross hairs while quadruple Group 1 winning filly Snow Fairy attempts to outstay her male rivals and elope with the Sheema Classic which, together with the Dubai Duty Free, is the richest Turf race in the world.
's trainer Henry Cecil should have better luck in the Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2.25) with FRANKEL, who can inflict a first defeat on rivals Dream Ahead and Saamidd.
The Galileo colt opened his account for the campaign by showing a blistering turn of foot to land the Juddmonte International on the Knavesmire, getting up late in the day to deny twice over
by half a length.
is set to make a surprise appearance in the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
gave Henry Cecil his fourth Coral-Eclipse Stakes with an all-the-way success in Sandown's prestigious Group One contest.
's camp have no real excuses for the five-year-old's disappointing run in Saturday's Dubai World Cup.
Now a six-year-old, Tranquil Tiger has been the high-profile work companion for his stablemate Twice Over
in recent weeks as he prepares for an assault on next week's Dubai World Cup.
But the punters who launched into hot favourite Fame And Glory had a day to forget as Twice Over
battled home to land the pounds 200,000 Champion Stakes.
EMOTIONAL Henry Cecil hit the heights yesterday when 14-1 chance Twice Over
proved Champion material.