Moet and Chandon International Stakes
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 15:00
£150,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f, Class 2   
Saturday 27th July 2019

1 Raising Sand 7/1
2 Kaeso 11/2F
3 Blue Mist 11/1
4 Ripp Orf 10/1
23 ran NR: Island Of Life, Land Of Legends, Lush Life, Spanish City, Summerghand, Zap Distances: hd, 2½l, ½l Time: 1m 28.78s (slow by 3.08s)

The evergreen Raising Sand went two places better than when finishing third in the Royal Hunt Cup last month on his return to seven furlongs, to register win number four at the Berkshire course. 

Pressed hard all the way by Hayley Turner-ridden favourite Kaeso during the closing stages, the 7-1 chance pulled out just enough under Nicola Currie to score by a head. 

Trainer Jamie Osborne said: “You have got to have a bit of luck in this game. He is an old horse with issues and he can only win with a certain set of circumstances. When he gets them he is rock solid, without them he is not very good. 

“What a relief. I’ve been a bit frustrated this week. We had three runners earlier in the week that were all beaten either a short head or a head. I’m a great believer of things levelling out.

“How lucky are we to get his ground at the end of July. I confirmed him Monday morning, but I thought it would be a waste of money as I thought there would be no chance of running him.

“He is certainly my favourite now and has paid a few bills. 

“We will keep his whole season here and he will end up in the Balmoral Handicap (on Champions Day) as he is just an Ascot horse. This was a nice bonus.”

He added: “This horse probably cemented our allegiance (with Currie) last year and she is now riding all my horses and is a fantastic team player. She is top class.” 

Currie said: “I was on the cold list – what a way to get off it!

“I can’t thank Mr Osborne and Nick Bradley (syndicate head) for letting me keep the ride on him.”

Moet and Chandon International Stakes
(Heritage Handicap)
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 2
23 ran
Going: Good to Soft

POS DIST (DRAW) HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1     (21) Raising Sand 7 9-7 Jamie Osborne Nicola Currie 7/1
2 hd (23) Kaeso 5 8-13 3ex Nigel Tinkler Hollie Doyle 11/2F
3 (27) Blue Mist 4 9-0 Roger Charlton Pat Dobbs 11/1
4 ½ (26) Ripp Orf 5 8-11 David Elsworth Hayley Turner 10/1
5 2 (1) Admirality 5 8-12 Roger Fell Oisin Murphy 16/1
6 hd (19) Firmament 7 9-3 David O'Meara Shane Foley 22/1
7
1 (2) Larchmont Lad 5 9-10 Joseph Tuite Scott McCullagh 33/1
8 hd (5) Another Batt 4 9-5 Richard Hughes Shane Kelly 33/1
9 shd (17) Lake Volta 4 9-4 Mark Johnston Ryan Moore 14/1
10 nse (24) Kimifive 4 8-10 Joseph Tuite William Cox 33/1
11 hd (15) Arbalet 4 9-5 Hugo Palmer James Doyle 14/1
12 1 (28) Hey Jonesy 4 9-9 Kevin Ryan Seamie Heffernan 25/1
13 (8) Vale Of Kent 4 9-5 3ex Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori 8/1
14 hd (6) Diocles Of Rome 4 8-5 Ralph Beckett Raul Da Silva 25/1
15 3 (18) Burnt Sugar 7 9-6 Roger Fell P J McDonald 25/1
16 ¾ (13) Good Effort 4 8-13 Ismail Mohammed Sean Levey 33/1
17 nk (29) Fanaar 3 8-11 William Haggas Tom Marquand 8/1
18 hd (25) Alemaratalyoum 5 8-12 Stuart Williams Wayne Lordan 50/1
19 (9) Documenting 6 9-2 Kevin Frost Rossa Ryan 50/1
20 ¾ (4) Intisaab 8 9-5 David O'Meara Kieran Shoemark 50/1
21 1 (16) Reputation 6 9-1 Ruth Carr James Sullivan 40/1
22 19 (3) Makzeem 6 9-5 3ex Roger Charlton Jason Watson 9/1
13 13 (12) Mubhij 4 9-2 Roger Varian Jim Crowley 14/1
10 (22) NR 0-2253 Summerghand 5 9-4 David O'Meara NON RUNNER
17 (11) NR 6-2534 Spanish City 6 9-0 Roger Varian NON RUNNER
19 (10) NR 226530 Island Of Life 5 8-13 William Haggas NON RUNNER
22 (14) NR 8-3160 Lush Life 4 8-12 Jamie Osborne NON RUNNER
27 (7) NR 803460 Zap 4 8-9 Richard Fahey NON RUNNER
28 (20) NR 2511 Land Of Legends 3 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor NON RUNNER

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