King Charles narrowly misses out on maiden win with landmark first runner as favorite Educator is pipped by Okeechobee at Salisbury
- King Charles inherited the Queen’s racing operation following her dying
- William Haggas-trained Educator was his first runner at Salisbury on Thursday
- The three-year-old ran for the primary time since successful at Newmarket in April
Educator completed second as he grew to become the primary runner for the King within the well-known royal silks at Salisbury.
Whereas His Majesty has beforehand had runners within the colors he shared with the Queen Consort once they had been the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, it’s the first time the well-known purple, purple and gold silks took to the monitor in his identify.
The William Haggas-trained Educator was the primary horse to race within the colors since Improvise was crushed a short-head at Epsom on September 8, the identical day the Queen died at her Balmoral property in Scotland.
Educator (above) was a landmark first runner for King Charles at Salisbury on Thursday
The three-year-old was well-backed from odds in opposition to to a transparent odds-on favorite
As soon as seen as a Derby hopeful, the three-year-old had been off the monitor since successful a Newmarket handicap again in April however was despatched off the 11-10 favorite on his return within the Radcliffe & Co Handicap.
Educator travelled properly sufficient by means of the early a part of the race, however with three furlongs to run Marquand was pushing alongside to maintain up as Okeechobee cruised into the lead.
Roger and Harry Charlton’s runner went on to win by 4 and 1 / 4 lengths in spectacular vogue, with Educator staying on for minor honours.
King Charles has inherited the Queen’s racing operation following her dying on September 8