IT was a splendid day for Roger Charlton and Khalid Abdullah with Fair Eva winning at Ascot and Time Test going in at York. However, the latter was made to work very hard in the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes and had only three-parts of a length to spare over Mondialiste.

Third in the Coral-Eclipse on ground a little too soft for him, Time Test looked a good thing for this and started at 2/1 on in preparation for a tilt at his owner’s Juddmonte International Stakes over the course and distance next month.