THERE are relatively few trainers who can match Henry Candy’s patient approach and the Wantage handler has always had complete faith in Limato.

Without a win this season and not short of detractors, the 6/4 favourite thrashed the opposition in the Group 2 Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes, coming home three and half lengths ahead of Massaat, with remarkable old warrior Gordon Lord Byron third at 66/1.