Alan Thompson is swerving the difficult Ayr card and hoping to get his week off and running with a couple of winners from Newbury...
"Once Satellite passed the two furlong marker the result never looked in doubt and the style of the win was impressive."
William Haggis runs Satellite again at Newbury after the gelding bolted up here last time over the extended 1m 5f on soft ground. Once Satellite passed the two furlong marker the result never looked in doubt and the style of the win was impressive. The only previous course winner in the field, he gets a 7lb increase for that display but that may not be enough to stop him going in again. Pat Cosgrave gets the mount again today and he is in excellent form with three winners from his last six rides.
The main danger could come from Godolphin in the shape of Keep in Line, who won a decent handicap at Windsor back in July off a mark of 85 but has failed to reproduce that form in his last two starts and runs here off 92 which may just be too high for the three year old colt.
16:45 Newbury - Ascription @ 3.185/40 Exchange
When Ascription won at Glorious Goodwood two years ago I think the Hugo Palmer team had high expectations which didn't quite happen for them. He was off the course for 586 days before returning and running last of eight at York in May, but then came on for that run to finish a very creditable second at Haydock in a Group 3 over seven furlongs. His last run was in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood where he finished a couple of lengths behind Toormoore.
He will enjoy the soft going today and this drop in class back to Listed company offers him a chance to get his head back in front again and build some confidence. He is rated 110 and holds some decent entries, I think the Palmer team think he is capable of better than that mark.
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Alan Thompson 2015 P&L
Carried Froward : +6.85 pts
Staked: 2 pts (including today's selections)
Returned 0 pts
Overall Profit/Loss : +4.85 pts