Course winner Chiefofchiefs can take command in Victoria Cup
Buy at 8 on index
This eight-year-old developed a liking for this venue last season and returned from 114 days off the track to land the Silver Wokingham at the royal meeting off just 4lb lower than this.
Chiefofchiefs returned here for the International over course and distance in July and again ran a cracker when beaten three and a quarter lengths in fourth of the 19 runners.
That was off a mark 1lb higher than this and Chiefofchiefs appears to have been trained with this race in mind. He was certainly a big eyecatcher on his seasonal return at Doncaster.
That came in the Listed Cammidge Trophy over 6f and the selection did well to finish fifth. He blew the start and found trouble when coming to challenge, but finished full of running.
That should have put him spot on for this and he has a decent draw in stall 15 with Jamie Spencer back on board. There aren’t many better than Spencer on Ascot’s straight track.
The ground easing won’t be a problem and a top-four finish would secure a profit.
Sporting (50-30-20-10-(5 for buyers)) 11-14 Copperless, 8-11 Shanroe, Camprond, Defining Battle, 7-9 Rowland Ward, Hooper, Ballinsker, 5-7 Nordic Combined, 4-6 Teqany, Any News, Historic Heart, Didtheyleaveuoutto, Celestial Force, 3-5 Politicise, Cormier, 2-4 Scarlet Dragon, Thistimenextyear.
Match bet 0.5-2 Copperless/Shanroe.
Sporting (50-30-20-10-(5 for buyers)) 8-11 Acquitted, 7-9 Sunset Breeze, 6-8 Chiefofchiefs, 5-7 Motakhayyel, Escobar, Jumeira Bay, 4-6 Raising Sand, River Nymph, Fox Champion, 3-5 Symbolize, Karibana, Keyser Soze, Stone Soldier, 2-4 Greenside, Ropey Guest, Jack’s Point, Kaeso, On A Session, Full Authority, Harrison Point, Walhaan, Zip, 1-3 Magical Wish, Lethal Lunch, Cold Stare, Marshal Dan, 0.5-2 Tinto, History Writer, Eagleway.
Match bet 0-1 Acquitted/Sunset Breeze.
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