French invader Literato (left) takes the Champion Stakes over Eagle Mountain.

French invader Literato (left) takes the Champion Stakes over Eagle Mountain.

Trevor Jones

Literato Hangs on for Champion Victory

French raider Literato took the lead within the final furlong and tenaciously held off the determined rally of Eagle Mountain to claim a head victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 20.