SARDINIA Sunset made it third time lucky with a Listed success in the EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes, as racing in York returned for the first time since lockdown.

Runner-up on her racecourse debut in June, Roger Varian's youngster was last seen finishing fourth behind American challenger Campanelle in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

With that form boosted by the subsequent success of the third, Caroline Dale, Sardinia Sunset was the 10-11 favourite to open her account - and while odds-on backers might have been sweating at halfway, she knuckled down well in the rain-softened ground to prevail by a length from Furlong Factor.

Winning jockey Jason Watson said: "She hit a bit of flat spot halfway through the race, but she's got a good attitude and toughed it out."

Mr Carpenter was a shock 100-1 winner of the New Sporting Life App Handicap.

Leading Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan claimed the first race of the new season on the Knavesmire, with Black Caspian landing the opening Sky Vegas Handicap.

The Phillip Makin-trained Muker won for the second time from three starts in the Download The ITV App British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes.

Mulrennan went on to complete a double aboard Solo Saxophone, who made it three wins from as many starts since joining Ben Haslam in the Sky Bet Thank You NHS Handicap.

The 15-8 favourite Cape Cavalli impressed in division one of the Sky Bet Safer Gambling Handicap, while Stuart Williams and Oisin Murphy combined to land division two with 15-8 'jolly' Rhythmic Intent.

The concluding Sky Bet Thank You Key Workers Handicap went to 25-1 shot Orbaan.