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Nunthorpe Stakes: Top 10 Nunthorpe-winning performances.

Byline: Top post-war winning performances as rated by JOHN RANDALL

1 Abernant (1949) The greatest sprinter of all time gained his first Nunthorpe victory when cantering home five lengths clear despite not leading until a furlong out 2 Abernant (1950) On his final bow the supreme champion won the race for the second time, leading all the way under Gordon Richards 3 The Bug (1946) The dual champion sprinter beat the previous year's winner, Golden Cloud 4 Floribunda (1961) This dual champion proved himself Ireland's greatest sprinter whenscorching home by four lengths 5 Bleep-Bleep (1960) Having been hobdayed, he became champion sprinter when winning by two lengths 6 Dayjur (1990) Dick Hern's brilliant colt did not need to be at his best in order to triumph by four lengths in record time 7 Right Boy (1959) The dual champion sprinter ran below his best three times in the Nunthorpe, including in this second victory 8 Royal Serenade (1952) This colt clinched the sprint title twice in the Nunthorpe and beat Grey Sovereign in this second success 9 Sharpo (1981) In the second of his three wins in the race, he humbled fellow champions Marwell and Moorestyle 10 Deep Diver (1972) This dual champion led all the way and beat Stilvi by two lengths in record time
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 18, 2005
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