Millenary, at age seven, showed a good turn of foot to land the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup at York.

Richard Quinn's mount, winner of the Doncaster St Leger in 2000, was cruising entering the straight and the rider still had a double handful when Jelani went on three furlongs out.

It just looked a question of what Millenary would find when he was asked to win his race, and the answer was plenty as he took it up just over a furlong from home.

Alcazar gave chase but was never going to peg the winner back and Millenary was three lengths to the good at the line, with Jelani running a big race to be third, a further four lengths away.

Last season's Gold Cup hero Mr Dinos stayed on for fourth and his trainer Paul Cole said: "He didn't like the gluey ground. Having said that, he'll come on for the race. He might have another race before the Gold Cup."

Afterwards winning jockey Quinn added: That was a nice smooth performance by the horse, great for his confidence.

He didn't like Ascot (where Millenary finished third on his previous run) on that very bad ground, so it was nice to come here on good ground.

Filed by James McMahon