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The Revenant was one of the most strongly fancied runners on QIPCO British Champions Day in 2019 having won his past six races and been unbeaten for a year.
He gave his supporters a big run for their money, too, as he beat all bar King Of Change in the £1.1 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
Ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot, The Revenant chased King Of Change on the run to the line, but could not reel in the winner, who scored by a length and a quarter in the mile contest.
Trainer Francis Graffard said: “I hate being second. When you come and the horse is in top form, you really hope. Second is not a great position to be, but we have to be very proud of The Revenant.
“He came from far back and was staying on, but he just got beaten. The winner won easily and I haven’t seen the race yet, but we had to make up a lot of ground.
“We had to take our time coming through the field and it was quite rough at times. The Revenant was coming and I was hoping that he was going to get there, but it was just too late.
“The Revenant also started to hang towards the end, but we have no complaints. He has run an excellent race and we are pleased with him. He is a fantastic horse who has never been out of the first two in his career.
“He is a gelding, a great horse and he will stay in training.”
The son of Dubawi began his career with Hugo Palmer, winning on his Haydock debut before finishing third at Epsom. By the time he reappeared a year later, he had joined Graffard.