By Tony McFadden 10:02PM 3 JUL 2016
Report: USA, Sunday
United Nations Stakes (Grade 1) 1m3f, turf, 3yo+
WORLD APPROVAL gained a first win at the highest level when proving a cut above his rivals at Monmouth.
The four-year-old son of Northern Afleet wasn’t winning out of turn as he had finished placed at Grade 1 level on his last two starts, including when coming home third behind dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Flintshire in the Manhattan Stakes last time.
Tepin ensured that trainer Mark Casse enjoyed a fantastic June when she became the first non-European-trained horse to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, and World Approval did his bit to get Casse’s July off to a flying start.
World Approval was ridden by Florent Geroux, who was also in action at Royal Ascot as he rode Mongolian Saturday to finish ninth in the King’s Stand Stakes.
Positioned in second by Geroux, World Approval was always going strongly and cruised into the lead on the turn for home, sailing by Cement Clement who had cut out the early running.
The Chad Brown-trained Money Multiplier attempted to throw down a challenge in the straight but World Approval found plenty for pressure and was always doing enough to win.
Wake Forest kept on the finish a never-threatening third.