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Borderlescott bypasses Ayr Gold Cup

BORDERLESCOTT, who had been vying for favouritism in the ante-post lists for the John Smith's Ayr Gold Cup will miss the race.

He is one of eight horses to come out at the latest forefeit stage, with Beaver Patrol another notable absentee.

The Nunthorpe Stakes winner had been as short as 14-1 for the £150,000 6f contest on September 20, for which he had been allotted a top weight of 10st 2lb after his Newmarket exploits, but trainer Robin Bastiman has decided to give the race a miss with his stable star and instead concentrate on getting him spot on for his big end of season target, the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day, October 5.

Irish raider Dohasa is not set tocarry top-weight of 9st 10lb at Ayr.

 
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