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KEMPTON REWIND | The Last Lion roars home in the 2016 Sirenia Stakes

The two-year-old colt stormed down the home straight to claim Group 3 honours at Kempton



The Last Lion

Arguably one of the most successful and talented juveniles of his generation in British racing, The Last Lion produced one of his best performances on the all-weather at Kempton in the form of the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes.

The then two-year-old had already claimed the Brocklesby Stakes and the Listed Dragon Stakes and he went off as the second favourite for the contest at the Surrey course.

Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston described The Last Lion as “the type of horse that every owner and trainers dreams of.”

Mark Johnston’s colt travelled well behind the leading Queensbrydge and he pushed his way in front with two furlongs remaining.

Joe Fanning asked for more from him approaching the final furlong and The Last Lion gamely responded, quickening clear of the remaining challengers to win by four lengths.

watch: the last lion wins the sirenia stakes for mark johnston [credit: racing tv]

Johnston’s prospect would only race once more, causing a major upset when making all in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at a huge price of 25/1.

The Last Lion was snapped up by Godolphin at the end of the season and was immediately retired to stud.