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Sir Chauvelin

He did really well to run on from the rear as well as he did to take second place in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes. The other three horses who, with him, filled the first four places, were in the first five as they turned for home. By contrast, Sir Chauvelin was second last.

Moved to the inside initially at the 2f pole, Daniel Tudhope had to check and move back towards the outside in order to get a clear run. Still only ninth or 10th passing the 1f marker, he finished off his race really strongly to move into second place close home, behind Dash Of Spice, who was obviously still a well-handicapped horse.

Jim Goldie’s horse has had plenty of racing, both over hurdles and on the flat, but he ran his best race on the flat for a long time on his previous run when he finished fourth in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar last month. This was a good step forward from that, and he can probably be marked up on the bare form of the run. He appeared to appreciate the step back up to 1m 4f here, and he will be of interest again over this trip and on good or fast ground. He goes well at Musselburgh, both on the flat and over hurdles, but he also goes well at Newcastle and Hamilton, and now at Ascot. He is obviously versatile in terms of track configuration, but he probably is at his best on good or fast ground.

Ascot, 22nd June 2018