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Swallow Flight gained reward for his consistency when taking the Listed Coral Eurobet Royal Windsor Stakes this evening.

The son of Bluebird, a 4-1 chance, loomed up to challenge early leader Iftitah with more than a quarter of a mile to run and stuck on gamely for Michael Roberts to beat Kalanisi by half a length with Showboat a neck back in third.

The win provided further evidence that Wragg's Newmarket team are running into form after a spell in the doldrums.

However, it was the run of the favourite in second who will have caught the eye of most race-readers.

Badly outpaced as the field turned for home, Kalanisi - who had made a most-favourable impression in the paddock beforehand - made up a substantial amount of ground in the final two furlongs and looked to be crying out for a step up in trip.

Earlier on the card, Certain Justice had overcome an unusual obstacle to take the Sunley EBF Conditions Stakes.

The Paul Cole-trained colt, supported from 4-5 into 4-7 after a string of decent bets, made all on the stands' rail to see off Threezedzz by five lengths.

But jockey Kieren Fallon, who had also been on the mark at Southwell earlier in the day, had to be at his most alert to avoid an errant football which had found its way on to the course near the furlong-pole.

Fortunately a nasty incident was avoided as the leader dodged the obstacle and scored in impressive fashion.

He will now head to the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot where he will be chasing a £50,000 bonus put up by the Windsor executive for any horse who wins at the Thames track and goes on to score at the Royal meeting next month.

Over at Towcester, Copple Thistle was the star of the show.

The 12-year-old ran his rivals ragged to take the final of the Land Rover Championship Hunters' Chase, scoring by 11 lengths from Hatcham Boy.

It was his 34th career success, 32 of which have come in point-to-points.

Copper Thistle's trainer Caroline Bailey said: 'I'm thrilled to bits for him, he's deserved to win a big race after everything he's done.

'He does it himself, I wish I could say I had the magic touch but all we do is keep him fresh, keep him entertained and he does the rest himself.'