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The Placepot: Ascot – Shergar Cup Selections (Saturday 6th August)

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Race 1 (1:00pm) AMANZOE

Willie Haggas’ filly who has four wins in the last five starts and sealed a double last time out at Sandown (1m 2f, good) sixteen days ago, when beating Meleri by 3.75 lengths in a strong performance. She has looked improved since the increase in trip and this 1m 2f looks perfect for her here. Favourite and has a fantastic chance to take the treble.

13.00 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Curtain Raiser Classified Stakes (GBB Race)
Result
1st 6/4

Race 2 (1:35pm) EPSOM FAITHFULL

Eight wins in twenty-two starts for this Pat Phelan runner. This talented mare picked up an all-weather treble earlier in the year and after struggling on her initial run back on turf, she stepped up superbly to win last time out here at Ascot (6f, good to firm) in a Class 3 contest, beating Emperor Spirit by 2 lenghts. Expected to battle Orbaan for the win here and can continue the good run, with the help of a 5lbs weight advantage.

13.35 Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Classified Stakes (GBB Race)


Race 3 (2:10pm) MANACCAN

Only career win, came back in August of last year at Newmarket (6f, good to firm), when 4.5 lengths clear of Wajd. Form had dropped off slightly since, however a second in the latest at Chester (5f, good) in a Class 2 contest, suggests Joh Ryan’s colt is near to his best again, having won a first-time tongue tie. In the mix here, with Hayley Turner onboard.

14.10 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap)


Race 4 (2:45pm) SUPER SUPERJACK

Five wins and seven seconds in twenty-two starts for this Milton Harris talent, who picked up a double back in May, when winning over C&D, beating Make My Day by 1.5 lengths. Has continued the strong form, with a couple of seconds, including the latest at Glorious Goodwood (2m 4f, good to firm), when just 0.75 lengths behind Master Milliner just eight days ago. Nicola Currie rides here and he looks the one to beat.

14.45 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers (Handicap)


Race 5 (3:20pm) THE WHIPMASTER

In superb form this season, sealing a four-timer in the penultimate run at Windsor (1m 4f, good to firm) in June, when 2.75 lengths clear of Old Port. Gary Moore’s gelding was finally beaten last time out, to end the run, when 2.5 lengths behind Juan De Montalban fifteen days ago. Rise of just 1lb puts him firmly in the mix for the spoils.

15.20 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge (Handicap)
Result
6th 4/1


Race 6 (3:55pm) BOPEDRO

Six career wins, with the last of those coming at Curragh (1m, good) in August for the Irish Cambridgeshire, finishing 2.5 lengths clear of Moddy Poddle. Form had dropped since then and in his first run for David O’Meara a fortnight ago, he placed fourth of ten over C&D, in the Class 2 – Porsche Handicap, keeping on well despite not being ideally placed in the closing stages. Should feature here and may improve on that run, if he can stay out of trouble.

15.55 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile (Handicap)
Result
8th 6/1



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