LIKE everyone else, Andrea Atzeni was impressed by Expert Eye, while Stradivarius’ triumph was ‘straightforward’. However, on a day of major surprises, the young Italian was quite astonished by Breton Rock’s 50/1 success in the Qatar Lennox Stakes.

Drawn wide in stall 15, Breton Rock did not follow Librisa Breeze by tacking across to the rails. Predictably, the front-running Home Of The Brave made the most of his berth in stall 1 and was soon making the running in his usual fashion. Runner-up in this race last year, he takes plenty of passing and fought back when uneasy favourite Limato and Suedois came at him.