Gigaset International Handicap
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 15:00
£150,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f, Class 2   
Saturday 29th July 2017

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A gamble is emerging on Gossiping for the Gigaset Handicap on Saturday; now 10s from 25s

Andrew Balding’s Viscount Barfield kicked on from his York handicap win off a mark of 90 on June 17 by landing the Listed SportingBet City Plate Stakes despite being drawn in stall nine.

Held up in customary style, he just held on after taking up the running inside the final furlong. With horses rated 113 and 112 filling the places in behind the son of Raven’s Pass, he was always going to get a significant rise and he has – to the tune of 13lb.

Even with his 3lb penalty at Ascot he’s going to be 10lb well in and history says he should comfortably get in towards the bottom of the weights. He loves a big-field seven furlongs on summer ground and there’s plenty to like about his current odds of 14/1 in several places.

Above The Rest is pretty much the same price although he is available at 16s in a couple of places. He’s not as well in as Viscount Barfield, but he is still 3lb to the good under his penalty and it will be interesting to see if Clifford Lee retains the ride now his claim is reduced to 3lb.

Ascot specialists Buckstay and Squats are regulars in this type of handicap but they will both be 2lb wrong when they turn up on King George day.

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Gigaset International Stakes
(Heritage Handicap)
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
28 runners
Going: Good to Soft

No Form Horse Wgt Jockey Trainer Age
1 (25) 23-3 256 Firmament 14 9-10 Oisin Murphy D O'Meara 5
2 (21) 414 5-00 Buckstay (IRE) 14 9-8 p F M Berry P W Chapple-Hyam 7
3 (16) 941-300 Yuften 38 9-5 Kieran Shoemark R Charlton 6
4 (9) 02-0 062 Remarkable 7 9-5 b L Dettori J H M Gosden 4
5 (27) 1-40 441 Above The Rest (IRE) 14 (ex3) 9-5 h Clifford Lee (3) T D Barron 6
6 (4) 443-000 Squats (IRE) 14 9-3 A Kirby W J Haggas 5
7 (8) 200 01-1 Flaming Spear (IRE) 198 9-2 R Winston K A Ryan 5
8 (20) 780-743 Johnny Barnes (IRE) 7 9-2 W Buick J H M Gosden 5
9 (23) 110 760 Top Score 38 9-2 v1 Cameron Noble (7) S bin Suroor 3
10 (24) 14-3 119 Fastnet Tempest (IRE) 38 9-0 b1 R L Moore W J Haggas 4
11 (12) 382-200 Big Time (IRE) 14 9-0 p G Lee K A Ryan 6
12 (17) 8-90 100 Withernsea (IRE) 14 8-12 G Mosse R A Fahey 6
13 (28) 644 611 Viscount Barfield 14 (ex3) 8-12 h David Probert A M Balding 4
14 (15) 113 117 Gossiping 14 8-11 S W Kelly G L Moore 5
15 (11) 00-0 700 Heaven's Guest (IRE) 42 8-9 S Donohoe R A Fahey 7
16 (22) 254-532 Mount Tahan (IRE) 80 8-8 Joe Doyle K A Ryan 5
17 (7) 211 1-33 Fawaareq (IRE) 15 8-8 Jim Crowley Owen Burrows 4
18 (2) 003 058 Sir Roderic (IRE) 14 8-8 William Carson B R Millman 4
19 (3) 11-0 004 Swift Approval (IRE) 15 8-7 ht Milly Naseb (7) S C Williams 5
20 (1) 02-2812 Makzeem 15 8-6 S De Sousa R Charlton 4
21 (18) 450-002 Havre De Paix (FR) 14 8-5 M Dwyer D Menuisier 5
22 (14) 10-8 080 Stamp Hill (IRE) 15 8-5 b1 P Hanagan R A Fahey 4
23 (5) 231 173 Nicholas T 12 8-5 K T O'Neill J S Goldie 5
24 (19) 860 454 Jack Dexter 8 8-3 Hollie Doyle (3) J S Goldie 8
25 (10) 044 049 Shady Mccoy (USA) 15 8-3 Ryan Powell Ian Williams 7
26 (6) 057 106 Burnt Sugar (IRE) 24 8-3 Joey Haynes Roger Fell 5
27 (26) 41-7 117 Mjjack (IRE) 28 8-2 R Ffrench K R Burke 3
28 (13) 113 Family Fortunes 86 8-0 Non Runner S Kirk 3

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