Monsieur Lambrays is York first
The son of Champs Elysees, owned by Khalifa Dasmal, won at Salisbury a fortnight ago and relished the step up to two miles, winning going away.
He was given a patient ride by Jack, who having settled Monsieur Lambrays at the rear of the field, crept into contention with two furlongs to run. When asked to put the race to bed, his mount quickened up willingly to win by a length and three quarters.
Tom said: "York was somewhere we really wanted to have a winner - it's one of the best tracks in the country and the races are incredibly compeitive. We hadn't had much luck there in the past so it's really great to be able to cross it off the list.
" Monsieur Lambrays had won well at Salisbury two weeks ago but we were a little worried that this race might come a bit soon for a staying horse. That said, he had been bouncing at home and the six non-runners definitely helped!
"He stayed the trip really well and this gives us lots of options going forward."
Alianne almost gave the team a double on the day, going down by just a short head in the mile maiden handicap at Wolverhampton.