Kevin Ryan will target the Sprint Cup at Haydock for Brando after he claimed Group Adidas Paul Kariya Jersey One glory in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, where the hot favourite, Caravaggio, proved bitterly disappointing. Brando began his campaign with victory in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket in April and although he was down the field in the Duke of York, he bounced back to finish third in last month’s July Cup. Making his first appearance in France, Brando travelled powerfully in the hands of Tom Eaves and was produced to challenge Signs Of Blessing for the lead in the final furlong. Ryan’s charge saw out the six and a half furlongs well to hold off the late run of fellow British challenger Aclaim, trained by Martyn Meade. Richard Hannon’s Tupi was a clear third. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Caravaggio lost his unbeaten record when fourth in the July Cup and was odds-on to return to the winner’s enclosure. However, he made a tardy start and never threatened to land a telling blow, Ryan Moore’s mount having to settle for sixth in a tight photo for fourth place, which went to the Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory. Glorious Goodwood: Winter of content as Aidan O’Brien does it again Read more Ryan had to shut down his yard completely in early June for a few weeks after one of his horses tested positive for Equine Herpes. “It’s a great day. We’re delighted with the horse,” the Hambleton-based trainer said. “He ran a good race in the July Cup and he’d tightened up since. He got a great ride and he was exceptional today. We’ll look at Haydock [the Sprint Cup, 9 September] next.” Meade was thrilled with the performance of Aclaim, who was turning out just five days after finishing sixth in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood. He said: “It was a fantastic run. He was very unlucky in the Lennox. He didn’t have a hard race as he just got no run at all, which is why we decided to run him again. “He was obviously in sparkling form today. I think a little bit more ease in the ground would have suited him better. We’ve just bumped into one too good on the day, but we were only beaten half a length and it was a great effort. Advertisement “We’ll see how he comes out of the race. I think the Prix de la Foret is probably what we’ll aim for, but he is quite a hard horse so I would imagine he’ll run again before then. I think seven furlongs is probably the ideal trip for him.” O’Brien felt the race may have come too soon for Caravaggio, saying: “Maybe I ran too close after Newmarket.” On the final day of the Galway Festival, the North Yorkshire-based trainer Brian Ellison achieved a remarkable one-two-three in the Ahonoora’ Handicap. Last year’s winner Dream Walker held off stable companion Baraweez to provide Ellison with a fourth successive victory in the valuable race. The trainer’s Be Kool finished third. “Dream Walker Adidas Roberto Luongo Womens Jersey just seems to come alive here,” Ellison said. “To come from last like he did is unreal. He’s run three or four times this year and never lifted a leg, but when he comes into form he’s great. He obviously loves it here.” Elsewhere on the card, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Abingdon was third in the Prix de Pomone won by Bateel, who was following up her Lancashire Oaks triumph for Francis-Henri GraffardThe Australian sprinting legend Betty Cuthbert has died aged 79. Cuthbert was a four-time Olympic gold medallist, winning three at the 1956 Melbourne games in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events. She also won gold in the 400m eight years later at the Tokyo Olympics. Cuthbert was Australia’s first inductee into the IAAF Hall of Fame in the inaugural year in 2012, along with Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis and others. Her lunge at the line in the 100m at the Melbourne Olympics is captured in bronze outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground, scene of her 1956 track and field glory. The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on Read more She failed to defend the titles at the 1960 Games in Rome owing to injury. But she returned to the Olympics four years later after a two-year break from the sport, winning a fourth gold medal and becoming the first athlete in the world to do so in four different events. Athletics Australia, where Cuthbert is also a Hall of Fame member, confirmed her death on Monday. “Athletics Australia is saddened to confirm the passing of Olympic legend Betty Cuthbert, Our thoughts with her family & friends,” it said on Twitter. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, of which Cuthbert is a member, also offered condolences. “Betty was a true inspiration and role model to all Australians,” said its chairman, John Bertrand. “Her feats on the track brought together Australians as one. She loved the country and we loved her.” The athlete was born in Sydney in 1938, a twin to sister Marie. Cuthbert, who learned she had multiple sclerosis in 1969, was part of the torch relay at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000