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

1 Burnt Sugar 20/1
2 Arbalet 16/1
3 Ripp Orf 8/1
4 Via Serendipity 16/1
27 ran NR: Lady Freyja, Lucymai
Distances: ¾l, nk, shd Time: 1m 26.91s (slow by 1.21s

Burnt Sugar wins a thrilling renewal

Burnt Sugar
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Burnt Sugar

Roger Fell pulled off another fantastic training performance when Burnt Sugar landed back to back competitive handicaps in the Gigaset International Stakes.

The son of Lope De Vega landed one of the gambles of the summer when winning the Bunbury Cup earlier this month and racing off only one-pound higher Burnt Sugar repeated the feat on Saturday under Shane Kelly.

This Group 1 performer as a two-year-old seems to have really found his groove again and is worth a try back at Group level.

Oh This Is Us was smartly away on the far side in the seven-furlong affair, quickly followed by Mukalal, with Brian The Sail heading the charge on the stands side. 

There were many horses in with a chance as the pace hotted up and it was Shane Kelly who produced Burnt Sugar to lift the valuable heritage handicap for owners Middleham Park Racing.

Arbalet was three-quarters of a length away in second, with Ripp Orf just ahead of Via Serendipity in fourth. 

Kelly said: “He travelled great, it’s the first time I’ve ridden him, but I spoke to Paul Hanagan, who had ridden him before, and Roger was keen on his chances.

“I was told to ride him with plenty of confidence and not to get to the front too soon, as he dosses a bit when he gets to the front. If I had my time over again I would probably have delayed my challenge.

“He was going so well I didn’t want to be disappointing him. He is a smart horse. When you are held up you can afford to make a few manoeuvres. I had it in my head once I left the gate I was going to go left.

“He probably would have still won if I stayed where I was. He was by the far the best horse.” 

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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (11) Burnt Sugar (IRE) (ex3) 20/1 S W Kelly
Roger Fell 6
2nd (18) ¾ Arbalet (IRE) 16/1 Ben Curtis
H Palmer 3
3rd (16) nk Ripp Orf (IRE) (ex3) 8/1 Hayley Turner
D R C Elsworth 4
4th (29) s.h Via Serendipity 16/1 Harry Bentley
S C Williams 4
5th (28) nk Chessman (IRE) 16/1 Oisin Murphy
Archie Watson 4
6th (15) hd Spanish City 9/1 Andrea Atzeni
R Varian 5
7th (25) hd Hajjam 33/1 M Dwyer
D O'Meara 4
8th (20) nse Charles Molson 25/1 Joey Haynes
P R Chamings 7
9th (3) hd Zap (ex3) 33/1 J F Egan
R A Fahey 3
10th (13) nk Shady Mccoy (USA) 10/1 S De Sousa
Ian Williams 8
11th (19) nse Flaming Spear (IRE) 6/1f R Winston
D K Ivory 6
12th (24) 1 Firmament 12/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 6
13th (14) ¾ Mubtasim (IRE) 25/1 Charles Bishop
W J Haggas 4
14th (2) nse Gallipoli (IRE) 40/1 P Mathers
R A Fahey 5
15th (7) 1 Cardsharp 14/1 James Doyle
M Johnston 3
16th (6) ½ Clubbable 33/1 P Hanagan
R A Fahey 3
17th (17) Sabador (FR) 20/1 S Donohoe
Ed Walker 4
18th (26) hd Makzeem 12/1 R L Moore
R Charlton 5
19th (23) 1 Right Action 66/1 Noel Garbutt (3)
R A Fahey 4
20th (1) hd Oh This Is Us (IRE) (ex3) 25/1 Gary Mahon (5)
R Hannon 5
21st (5) Mullionheir 100/1 Sophie Ralston (7)
J R Best 6
22nd (21) 5 Il Primo Sole 7/1 R Havlin
J H M Gosden 3
23rd (27) Brian The Snail (IRE) 25/1 W Buick
R A Fahey 4
24th (12) s.h Ultimate Avenue (IRE) 25/1 G Mosse
Ed Walker 4
25th (9) hd Mukalal 25/1 Dane O'Neill
M P Tregoning 4
26th (22) Cold Stare (IRE) 50/1 Edward Greatrex
D O'Meara 3
27th (10) 5 Louie de Palma 25/1 David Probert
C G Cox 6
NR (4) Lucymai Jack Duern (3)
D K Ivory 5
NR (8) Lady Freyja Tristan Price (7)
J Ryan 4

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