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Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Marling, Teenoso and more: five of the best trained by Wragg

Teenoso: described by Wragg as "the best I ever trained"
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Geoff Wragg, who died on Friday at the age of 87, saddled multiple Group 1 winners during an illustrious training career. Here are five of his best . . .

Described as "the best I ever trained", he gave Wragg a dream start to his training career when landing the Derby on rain-drenched ground in the hands of Lester Piggott in 1983. Showed he was just as effective on a quicker surface as a four-year-old when he accounted for Europe's finest in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Group 1-winning juvenile who was unlucky to be denied by a head by Hatoof in the 1,000 Guineas in 1992. Gained quick compensation when winning the Irish version before bagging the Group 1 Coronation Stakes a fortnight later for Sir Edmund Loder. Went on to put one over her elders in the Sussex Stakes the same year.

High-class performer who missed the Derby in 1995 but gave Epsom winner Lammtarra a fight when runner-up in the King George. Returned the following year to make amends at Ascot at the expense of smart stayer Classic Cliche.

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Top-class international performer in the late eighties whose most significant success came when he beat the odds-on Warning in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in 1989.

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Broke new ground for British trainers when bagging more than £300,000 in the Group 2 (now Group 1) Hong Kong International Cup at Sha Tin in 1996. Landed a second Lockinge Stakes for Abington Place the following May.

Teenoso gave Wragg a dream start to his training career when landing the Derby on rain-drenched ground in the hands of Lester Piggott in 1983
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