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Ebor Festival: Nakeeta hangs on to win Ebor Handicap at York

Nakeeta (left) beat Flymetothestars in the Ebor Handicap at York

Nakeeta clinched victory in the Ebor Handicap at York, beating Flymetothestars in a close finish.

The Callum Rodriguez-ridden 12-1 shot came through the field to lead before holding off the 7-1 favourite to claim a first win since September 2015.

“He’s better coming through horses,” Rodriguez said. “When he gets to the front he doesn’t do a lot and I probably got there a bit too soon.

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