10/16/2005 11:00PM

Europe: David Junior scores upset

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David Junior, a 25-1 shot, burst clear of the field at the eighth pole and was ridden out by Jamie Spencer to hold off runner-up Pride by three-quarters of a length and win the Group 1, $780,000 Champion Stakes at Newmarket, England.

Sir Percy beat Horatio Nelson by a neck in the Group 1, $450,000 Dewhurst Stakes, enhancing his bid for the European juvenile colt championship.