Gigaset International Handicap
|Heritage Handicap, Ascot 15:15
7f, Class 2
|Saturday 25th July 2015|
1 Heaven's Guest 7/1
2 Balty Boys 20/1
3 Donncha 10/1
4 Burnt Sugar 33/1
NR: Ayaar (IRE), Belgian Bill, Field Of Dream, Firmdecisions (IRE), Jallota, Redvers (IRE), Sir Robert Cheval, Speculative Bid (IRE), Unforgiving Minute
20 ran Distances: hd, 1l, 1¼l
TIME 1m 28.11s (slow by 2.51s)
Heaven's Guest just clings on from the rapidly finishing Balty Boys
Richard Fahey's seasoned campaigner took three lengths out of the field when going on two furlongs out in this valuable handicap under apprentice Jack Garritty.
The pack started to close inside the last 100 yards, but Garritty kept Heaven's Guest up to his work to win by a head from Balty Boys.
Garritty said: "I was always confident.
"This is a proper good handicapper and he's proved himself in Listed class in Ireland.
"I was a bit worried about the draw but it's worked out well."
Fahey, speaking from York, said: "We've had three good Saturdays, but it's down to the team - it's great for everybody.
"He's just a true professional horse by a great sire in Dark Angel.
"He's been a wonderful horse."
There was drama at the start when Speculative Bid, the well-backed 4-1 favourite, came out of the stalls minus his jockey Jamie Spencer.
Gigaset International Stakes
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(2)||Heaven's Guest (IRE) 7/1||Jack Garritty (3)
|R A Fahey||5|
|2nd||(18)||hd||Balty Boys (IRE) 20/1||Martin Lane
|3rd||(6)||1||Donncha (IRE) 10/1||Tom Marquand (5)
|4th||(16)||1¼||Burnt Sugar (IRE) 33/1||P J Dobbs
|5th||(1)||1||Suzi's Connoisseur 10/1||Andrea Atzeni
|S C Williams||4|
|6th||(19)||hd||Fort Bastion (IRE) 20/1||P J Smullen
|7th||(8)||nse||Zarwaan 16/1||P Hanagan
|E A L Dunlop||4|
|8th||(13)||nk||Rene Mathis (GER) (ex3) 14/1||Kieran Shoemark (5)
|R A Fahey||5|
|9th||(9)||1||Nakuti (IRE) (ex3) 20/1||B A Curtis
|9th||(10)||d.h||Farlow (IRE) 25/1||Cam Hardie (3)
|R A Fahey||7|
|11th||(3)||½||Sirius Prospect (USA) 25/1||M Harley
|D K Ivory||7|
|12th||(20)||s.h||Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 20/1||F Lynch
|J S Goldie||9|
|13th||(15)||2¼||Mehdi (IRE) 50/1||P Mathers
|R A Fahey||6|
|14th||(14)||1¼||One Word More (IRE) 16/1||D Allan
|T D Easterby||5|
|15th||(17)||1||Don't Call Me (IRE) 33/1||R Mullen
|16th||(29)||nk||Lincoln (IRE) 7/1||R Hughes
|M R Channon||4|
|17th||(28)||¾||Brazos (IRE) 14/1||R Havlin
|C E Brittain||4|
|18th||(4)||1½||Majestic Moon (IRE) 33/1||T P Queally
|19th||(22)||nk||Enlace 20/1||N Mackay
|20th||(23)||6||Bushcraft (IRE) 8/1||G Lee
|NR||(25)||Field Of Dream 25/1||T J Murphy
|J A Osborne||8|
|NR||(27)||Jallota 16/1||Jim Crowley
|NR||(5)||Belgian Bill 16/1||W Buick
|NR||(12)||Ayaar (IRE) 10/1||L Dettori
|L M Cumani||5|
|NR||(21)||Unforgiving Minute 14/1||S J Drowne
|C G Cox||4|
|NR||(11)||Firmdecisions (IRE) 20/1||P Cosgrave
|D K Ivory||5|
|NR||(26)||Sir Robert Cheval 33/1||M M Monaghan (3)
|NR||(7)||Redvers (IRE) 25/1||Hayley Turner
|E F Vaughan||7|
|Also Ran: Speculative Bid (IRE)|