Gigaset International Handicap
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 15:00
£150,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f, Class 2   
Saturday 28th July 2018

Burnt Sugar justified market support as he came out on top in a tight finish to the bet365 Bunbury Cup at Newmarket on July 14.

Burnt Sugar
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Burnt Sugar
Inspired by the strong pace and drop down to seven furlongs from a mile, Burnt Sugar (7-1) rewarded his backers when getting on top in the last 100 yards.

The field was spread right across the July Course, with Mukalal the overall leader in the near side.

However, those towards the centre and far side dominated the closing stages in a wide-open race.

Paul Hanagan drove the Roger Fell-trained Burnt Sugar through the pack to score by half a length from Spanish City and Shady McCoy, who dead-heated for second place. Cardsharp was half a length away in fourth.

Tim Palin, of owners Middleham Park Racing, said: "All we do is put the horses in the races we think are right for them. He won a big handicap over seven at Leopardstown and arguably his best form for Richard Hannon was over seven furlongs.

"He was cantering all over them in the Royal Hunt Cup and he didn't quite get home. We didn't know whether to go for the Wokingham or the Royal Hunt Cup, as neither are his trip. Seven furlongs is his trip and he was back down to 99 when once upon a time he was rated 112.

"I see the betting public got behind it and if they agree with us it just confirms we are doing the right thing. We are delighted to win the race for Roger Fell and I would say that is arguably his biggest winner.

"I'm just at home watching the football, cricket and the racing and popping outside for a cup of tea at times, although that might be something a bit stronger now!"

On future plans, Palin said: "I'd say that the Gigaset at Ascot is the obvious thing to go for, he is getting back to being Group-race class but we will stick to handicaps.

"Hopefully the handicapper won't react too harshly, as it was a bunch finish."

Hanagan said: "I think the pace helped. He likes to come off a nice pace. He showed a good attitude and knuckled down well.

"He won a big handicap at Leopardstown (in September last year) and they take some winning. Obviously he is a decent horse.

"He might appreciate getting his toe in a bit more, so he has done well."

Gigaset International Stakes
(Heritage Handicap)
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
79 entries
Going: Good to Firm

Form Horse Age Weight Trainer
21-6134 Tabarrak (IRE) 28 5 9-10 R Hannon
5-13202 Oh This Is Us (IRE) 28 5 9-8 R Hannon
32/7016- Speculative Bid (IRE) 224 7 9-8 D R C Elsworth
317-201 Zhui Feng (IRE) 28 5 9-8 Mrs A J Perrett
19180-5 Flaming Spear (IRE) 38 6 9-5 D K Ivory
021700 Love Dreams (IRE) 38 4 9-5 M Johnston
268-514 Mjjack (IRE) 91 4 9-5 K R Burke
3370-32 Mubtasim (IRE) 77 4 9-5 W J Haggas
2/50-746 South Seas (IRE) 21 4 9-5 A M Balding
2614-67 Makzeem 68 5 9-3 R Charlton
9-03102 Escobar (IRE) 21 4 9-2 D O'Meara
0-15801 Amazour (IRE) 30 6 9-0 I Mohammed
906106 Cardsharp 28 3 9-0 M Johnston
14-0717 Gilgamesh 35 4 9-0 George Scott
535217 Lucymai 38 5 9-0 D K Ivory
143-070 Raising Sand 21 6 9-0 J A Osborne
11-2122 Yafta 28 3 9-0 R Hannon
000-010 Brian The Snail (IRE) 35 4 8-13 R A Fahey
88-6090 Firmament 38 6 8-13 D O'Meara
1/13-940 Cape Byron 38 4 8-12 R Varian
225105 Lake Volta (IRE) 28 3 8-12 M Johnston
341520 Reckless Endeavour (IRE) 35 5 8-12 J A Osborne
394514 What's The Story 38 4 8-12 K Dalgleish
323-711 Aces (IRE) 30 6 8-11 Ian Williams
136-715 Arbalet (IRE) 38 3 8-11 H Palmer
031-610 Borderforce (FR) 90 5 8-11 K R Burke
10-7080 Burnt Sugar (IRE) 38 6 8-11 Roger Fell
12441-0 Mukalal 38 4 8-11 M P Tregoning
274-006 Shady Mccoy (USA) 42 8 8-11 Ian Williams
1299-36 Silverkode (IRE) 27 4 8-11 J G Murphy
7-44003 Tupi (IRE) 26 6 8-11 R Hannon
396-440 Ultimate Avenue (IRE) 35 4 8-11 Ed Walker
37-6459 Via Via (IRE) 61 6 8-11 J Tate
123-185 Il Primo Sole 37 3 8-10 J H M Gosden
134-540 Medahim (IRE) 38 4 8-10 R Hannon
227-355 Chessman (IRE) 43 4 8-9 Archie Watson
0-26313 Shared Equity 30 7 8-9 Jedd O'Keeffe
81-8585 Dubai One (IRE) 38 4 8-8 S bin Suroor
21/1-3 Reach High 169 4 8-8 S bin Suroor
1210-49 Sabador (FR) 63 4 8-8 Ed Walker
621138 Summerghand (IRE) 28 4 8-8 D O'Meara
1-35213 Via Serendipity 21 4 8-8 S C Williams
240414 Masham Star (IRE) 21 4 8-7 M Johnston
053500 Rufus King 21 3 8-7 M Johnston
112/02 Louie de Palma 54 6 8-6 C G Cox
017-002 Stamp Hill (IRE) 28 5 8-6 R A Fahey
00403-1 Cenotaph (USA) 38 6 8-5 J Noseda
198-608 Cold Stare (IRE) 63 3 8-5 D O'Meara
6/4-1614 Spanish City 42 5 8-5 R Varian
968-615 Taurean Star (IRE) 57 5 8-5 R M Beckett
2205-57 Burguillos 30 5 8-4 S C Williams
61-0254 Charles Molson 21 7 8-4 P R Chamings
0-23672 Gallipoli (IRE) 30 5 8-4 R A Fahey
2-31612 Hajjam 22 4 8-4 D O'Meara
311741 Poet's Society 21 (ex3) 4 8-4 M Johnston
21-1100 Qaysar (FR) 37 3 8-4 R Hannon
211780 Right Action 21 4 8-4 R A Fahey
707-717 Starlight Romance (IRE) 28 4 8-4 R A Fahey
122129 Ripp Orf (IRE) 57 4 8-3 D R C Elsworth
23121-7 Manton Grange 57 5 8-2 George Baker
00-0877 Withernsea (IRE) 30 7 8-2 R A Fahey
61-1712 Clubbable 31 3 8-1 R A Fahey
12441 Victory Wave (USA) 22 (ex3) 4 8-1 S bin Suroor
62-2907 Zap 21 3 8-1 R A Fahey
78-0114 Saluti (IRE) 30 4 8-0 Mrs A J Perrett
42-129 George Of Hearts (FR) 37 3 7-13 R Hughes
733816 Vale Of Kent (IRE) 22 (ex3) 3 7-13 M Johnston
0-25213 Areen Heart (FR) 22 4 7-12 D O'Meara
3387-24 Calvados Spirit 31 5 7-12 R A Fahey
4-65856 Rebel Assault (IRE) 26 3 7-12 M Johnston
0/0-6188 Tawny Port 38 4 7-12 J G Given
536462 Golden Steps (FR) 19 7 7-10 J S Goldie
212-866 Music Society (IRE) 33 3 7-9 S Kirk
0-55347 Pastoral Player 31 11 7-8 H Morrison
1000-41 Lady Freyja 29 4 7-6 J Ryan
9991-87 Mullionheir 54 6 7-6 J R Best
52-1 Ornamental 91 3 7-5 H Candy
537-12 Dazzle Gold (USA) 68 3 7-2 R M H Cowell

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