Medicean Man sprang back into the winners enclosure with a comfortable win in the 6f Class 3 handicap at Ascot on Good in a time of 1m 13.88s, which was fast by 0.12s. Always travelling well in behind the leaders before taking up the lead with a furlong to go, he ran on well to the line despite wandering left and then right. He has been a bit in and out this season but the cheek pieces which he wore for the first time at Newmarket last week may have helped his cause this time. He was running off 89 here and looks capable of further progress having only had 11 career starts to date and he will now be aimed at the Wokingham.
Of those behind Wildcat Wizard ran on well from the back to finish 2nd and Noverre to Go kept on to get 3rd, the latter is said to prefer fast ground and is reportedly to be aimed at the Wokingham next as he needs a break in between his races, although his trainer Tom Dascombe thinks he's high enough in the handicap already so any increse could scupper him for that. Get Carter who had won at Windsor 12 days previously ran on late and Zidane who put in another poor effort is now to be retired.
I have been a follower of racing from an early age with my first memory being trying to pick the winner of the Derby in 1965. This interest has moved on to having shares in horses which has resulted in wins at the Dubai Festival, with Turn on the Style, and more recently with Tatlisu in the Ayr Silver Cup.
This blog is primarily about sprinters which I have always had an interest in and it will cover most 5f and 6f races throughout the season.