CLASSIC hero Kameko got back to winning ways in a dramatic Joel Stakes at Newmarket.

It had been a long-time between drinks for the 2000 Guineas winner, but after dancing every dance, the drop back to a mile meant the champagne was back on ice.

After defeats in the Derby, Sussex Stakes and the Juddmonte International, Friday’s Group 2 Joel Stakes was an important outing for Andrew Balding’s star.

And he passed with flying colours over-taking Benbatl a furlong out and holding on from Regal Reality late in the day.

The QEII on Champions Day at Ascot is next on the radar for which the bookies cut him into 9-2.

More to follow…

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