Spain made various attempts to follow Magellan's trajectory to the Philippines, which got its name from Spain's King Philip II, son of Charles the Great
However, Charles The Great
battled on well and held on by a short head at the line with 4-1 joint-favourite Lily's Angel second and Nagham in third.
Trainer Andrew Balding had been gobsmacked at Royal Ascot when Charles The Great
failed to fire and finished tenth.
There is no national and imperial posturing at Aachen now, but Charles the Great
is not forgotten.
Francois was also assimilated with a Gallic ruler who was venerated in France, for the kneeling king in The Coronation of Charles the Great
, a Vatican mural designed by Raphael in 1516 for the Stanza dell'Incendio, bears his facial features.
He was successful in all he did and was called Charles the Great
(Charlemagne in French--and it is as Charlemagne that he is best known in English, too).
Al Donald of SackvilleDonald has had great success buying for Hong Kong, highlights including Charles The Great
, who won the Super Sprint at Newbury for Andrew Balding.
So, those carrying more can go as can all of those covered by our other restrictions, which means we are looking at a shortlist covering only four horses, Charles The Great
, Lily's Angel, On The Dark Side and Sweet Chilli.
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols has been invited to give a homily at Frankfurt Cathedral during its annual remembrance of the Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles the Great
, or Charlemagne, who had united the whole of Christian Western Europe by the time of his death in 812.
775-840), an influential lay member of Charles' court, whose Life of Charles the Great
Emperor (Vita Karoli magni imperatoris) was written between 829 and 836.
Charles The Great
took the spoils from stall five 12 months ago - beating Lily's Angel (drawn 6) by the shortest of margins - but that was on good ground and conditions are likely to be significantly more testing this time.
He added: "We've been very lucky with Kennet Valley horses at Kingsclere, becauseDad[Ian]had Firebreakandin t helastfewyears I've had horses like Charles The Great
While sales-race winners Mehdi and Charles The Great
were influential in the son of Danehill achieving a total of pounds 891,923, his season also included the Listedwinning two-year-olds An Ghalanta, Homecoming Queen and My Propeller.
Among other lots with star siblings are Owdeswell Stud's Nayef half-brother to six winners, including St Leger runner-up The Geezer (17); Tibthorpe Stud's Medicean half-sister to star Hong Kong sprinter Dim Sum (105); Coleman Stud's Holy Roman Emperor sister to Weatherby Super Sprint winner Charles The Great
(120); Whitsbury Manor Stud's Sakhee's Secret half-brother to nine winners, including Group 3 scorer Rag Top (123); and Newsells Park's Mount Nelson half-brother to three winners, including Windsor Castle Stakes winner Flashmans Papers (136).
The trend shows no sign of stopping this year, as runners leaving Britain for Hong Kong include Dominant, Acclamazing, Codemaster, Roman Soldier and Charles The Great
, all of whom had a Racing Post Rating of more than 100.