BHB Communications Manager Alan Delmonte said:
“Warrsan is now a leading contender not just for the £1m BHB Summer Triple Crown but the £100,000 BHB Middle Distance Championship.
“The flexible new structure of the Summer Triple Crown means that the £1m is landed by any horse who takes three of the four legs of the series – so if Warrsan, who won the Vodafone Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs, goes on to win both the King George at Ascot and Juddmonte International at York, the prize is his.
“The same would be true for the other four winners in the series so far – North Light, Ouija Board, Rakti and Refuse To Bend.
“Warrsan’s second place in the Coral-Eclipse has taken him to outright first place in the Middle Distance Championship, six points clear of his rivals. And, with Ascot and York very possibly his next two races, this brave and reliable horse must have every chance of winning the £100,000 for the top points scorer over the seven races. The £100,000 provides a justified reward for consistent participation and a high level of achievement in our best races.
“There is no doubt that the Summer Triple Crown is increasingly in the thoughts of connections as they plan their horses’ campaigns over the season. There has also been a very good level of coverage of the series in the media, particularly in the run-up to the Coral-Eclipse. We are happy with the progress that is being made.
“It would have been fantastic if Warrsan had got up to win at Sandown, but the two very valuable prizes are still very much up for grabs.”
The Middle Distance Championship points scoring system is 10-6-4-3-2-1 for the first six home in each of the seven races.
North Light 10
Ouija Board 10
Refuse To Bend 10