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The Tin Man Wins Gr1 British Champion Sprint Stakes
On British Champions Day at Ascot in England on Saturday, Swettenham's dual Gr1 Kings Stand Stakes winning shuttler Equiano (Acclamation-Entente Cordiale, by Ela-Mana-Mou) celebrated an elite success when 4YO UK-bred gelding The Tin Man (Equiano-Persario, by Bishop of Cashel) scored by 1 length for trainer James Fanshawe in the £600,000 Gr1 British Champion Sprint Stakes (6 furlongs) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO UK-bred geldings Growl (Oasis Dream-Desert Tigress, by Storm Cat) & Brando (Pivotal-Argent du Bois, by Silver Hawk). This was a well deserved maiden Gr1 victory for The Tin Man who has been racing consistently at the top level all season. This latest win improved his record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Hackwood Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup) from 11 starts for £516,937 earnings.